Zac Brown Band becomes "Uncaged"
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
– Zac Brown Band will be "Uncaged" on July 10 when the band's new disc comes out on Atlantic Records/Southern Ground Artists.
The album will also mark the official debut of ZBB's newest member - percussionist Daniel de los Reyes.
Influenced by guest performer Trombone Shorty and past appearances with Kings of Leon, Zac Brown told Associated Press that the line-up "creates a new kind of pulse within the band..." and the music is "really about making people dance."
Zac Brown Band's double-platinum major label debut "The Foundation" (Atlantic Records/Home Grown/Big Picture) was a big success as was 2010's "You Get What You Give."
Zac Brown Band is: singer/guitarist Brown, violinist/singer Jimmy De Martini, bassist/singer John Driskell Hopkins, guitarist/organist Coy Bowles, multi-instrumentalist/singer Clay Cook, drummer Chris Fryar and percussionist de los Reyes.
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Zac Brown Band's "Uncaged" album opens with Jump Right In, which finds singer/bandleader Brown admonishing, "Let the music pull you in," which might just be Brown's motto. He's all about forgetting the cares of the day and giving in wholeheartedly to the magnetic attraction of good music. Although Brown writes, sings and plays well throughout, there are nevertheless few truly standout tracks or unexpected surprises on "Uncaged."
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