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Cole Deggs & The Lonesome sign with Columbia Nashville

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 – Cole Deggs & The Lonesome as the newest addition to its Columbia Nashville label. The five-piece band, fronted by Cole Deggs, is comprised of Cole's brother Shade on bass, brothers Jimmy and David Wallace on keyboards and lead guitar, respectively, and Florida native Brian Hayes on drums. The Deggs brothers grew up in Lake Jackson, Texas, while the Wallaces hail from Shreveport, La.

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Newcomers Cole Deggs & the Lonesome fall somewhere between the hard edge of Montgomery Gentry's southern country rock and Blackhawk's silky smooth harmonies. Problem is, this "band of brothers" isn't particulary comfortable at either end of the spectrum. Their southern rock lacks the creativity of Marshall Tucker, pales against Skynyrd's passion, is woefully short of the Allman Brothers' musicianship and misses the hillbilly attitude of the Charlie Daniels Band. »»»
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Concert Review: 19 years later, Harris returns with "Wrecking Ball" – At one point, Emmylou Harris told the crowd that she could not believe it had been 19 years since she released "Wrecking Ball." That was most understandable because based on this concert tour devoted towards playing the left of center atmospheric disc, the song bird has hardly missed a beat. Harris' label, Nonesuch, just released a... »»»
Concert Review: Hurray for the Riff: more than just a great name – Hurray for the Riff Raff is one well-named group. Not that it signifies all that much musically, but at least it's catchy and makes you want to root for the underdog. With a lot to live up moniker wise, the band in concert - which, in reality, is lead singer Alynda Lee Segarra from New Orleans and her backing mates - more than lived up to the "pressure.... »»»
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