The Road Hammers offer new single in Canada
Monday, December 1, 2008 – Canadian band The Road Hammers released a new single in their homeland, Homegrown. A video was shot in Nashville and will hit the CMT airways later this month. A website was set up at www.homegrownthesingle.ca to support the single. The quartet, led by Jason McCoy, is on the Montage record label in the U.S.
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Blood Sweat & Steel
In 2005, The Road Hammers marked their birth as a band with an album and a reality TV show. They won awards, sold platinum and spawned several radio hits in Canada. Naturally, they want to repeat the trick, this time breaking into the American market with another reality show ("The Road Hammers" on Great American Country) and an updated version of their debut.
There have been some changes - one main track and some unnecessary
filler were dropped in favor of three new songs - but the »»»
The Road Hammers
Inspired by classic trucking music, Canadian Jason McCoy formed The RoadHammers with Clayton Bellamy and Chris Byrne and cut a debut devoted to that genre. An entire album focused on trucking songs runs the risk of repetitiveness, but the band largely avoids the problem by varying tone and tempo.
Some songs most obviously "Overdrive" and "The Hammer Goin' Down" dodrift towards clich+, but others, like "Willin'" and "Girl on the Billboard" are elevated by better writing. In "Keep on Truckin'" and »»»
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: Gayle, Orlando provide good old-fashioned entertainment
Although this pairing of country star Crystal Gayle and Tony Orlando may have - on the surface - appeared to be an odd one, tonight's audience demonstratively loved each performer equally. It was an evening of memorable songs, fun and funny stories and just good old-fashioned entertainment.
Gayle opened the show with a strong set of country... »»»
Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies
Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
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