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Stone River Boys sign with Cow Island

Thursday, February 18, 2010 – The Stone River Boys, an Austin band led by Mike Barfield and Dave Gonzalez, signed a deal with Cow Island Music, the Boston-area country label. The band will put out "Love On The Dial," although no release was set.

Gonzalez, who alslo played with the Hacienda Brothers, produced the disc. Barfield was known for his work with The Hollisters. Dave Biller, Scott Esbeck, Hank Maninger, Kevin Smith, Fuzzy Blazek, Justin Jones and Damien Llanes helped out on the CD.

The label will hold a showcase in Austin on Saturday, March 20th as part of 3rd Coast Music's NotSXSW festival. The Stone River Boys will be joined by Cow Island label mates Arty Hill and Monica Passin and Cow Island friends, Teri Joyce and the Tagalongs and Ethyl and the Regulars. They both recently released CDs through the label.

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Love on the Dial CD review - Love on the Dial
Fueled by Dave Gonzales's taut leads and baritone rhythm along with the fluid drive of Dave Biller and Fuzzy Blazek's pedal steel, the Stone River Boys push the old Hacienda Brothers message that the genres of country and soul are basically the same thing. They're not, of course, but sometimes it's fun to hear the band's sonic argument. Former Paladins member, Gonzales once again takes a backseat to a cat whose voice embraces both c&w and r&b a la the late Hacienda »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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