Runaway June, Josh Abbott Band release new music
Friday, June 28, 2019
– Runaway June released its debut CD today, while Josh Abbott Band is out with an EP.
Runaway June, a trio consisting of Naomi Cooke, Hannah Mulholland and Jennifer Wayne, is out with "Blue Roses." The group has had three songs that have charted with "Buy My Own Drinks" doing the best. Runaway June is a country pop-based group.
Josh Abbott Band is out with a four-song EP, "Catching Fire," which was produced by Marshall Altman. Abbott wrote two of the songs, "Surprise Surprise" and the title track, the latter with Preston Wait, a member of the band, and Jay Clementi. The other songs are "Little More You" and "Oughta Get Drunk." This is Abbott's seventh release.
Runaway June - Naomi Cooke, Hannah Mulholland and Jennifer Wayne - weave gorgeous harmonies around the lyrics of these songs on their new album, all but four of which they wrote with other writers. The trio have a way with their phrasing, getting inside the songs and making them their own. The beauty of the album lies in the singing, but we've all heard these songs about breakups, makeups, loss, and love before, and by the closing track, we're left with faded memories of beautiful voices. »»»
Releasing five albums and two EPs since 2008, the normally prolific Josh Abbott Band returns more to its roots after exploring new, more Nashville-type sound over the last two albums. This self-released effort shows maturity and confidence by remembering who they are and expanding their base at the same time.
With the title cut, "Catching Fire," co-written by Abbott, serving as a bridge between their past musical exploration and their rootsy Texas sound, it is his distinctive voice »»»
Finally, after two long years of hard work and positive buzz, Runaway June has dropped its debut self-titled EP. With hitmaker Dann Huff on board as producer and early tracks having received praise both in print and in concert. So, is it worth all the hype? In a word, yes.
While Runaway June, comprised of Naomi Cooke (lead vocals, guitar), Hannah Mulholland (vocals; mandolin) and Jennifer Wayne (vocals; guitar), are fresh to the scene, they play together like a well-oiled machine. »»»