The Cadillac Three, O'Connor Band release CDs
Friday, August 5, 2016
– The Cadillac Three, a veteran musician in a family band and a new artist top the list of releases today.
The Cadillac Three merge country and rock songs in a trio punctuated by pedal steel on "Bury Me In My Boots." Lead singer Jaren Johnston also has enjoyed a career as a songwriter (Frankie Ballard's "It All Started with a Beer" and Jake Owen's "American Country Love Song"). The new disc, the band's second full-length release, contains 14 songs. "The South" features help from Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley and Mike Eli of the Eli Young Band.
Mark O'Connor has carved out a career for himself on the bluegrass and acoustic front as a fiddle player. But here he debuts The O'Connor Band with "Coming Home." The group also features his wife, Maggie, son Forrest, and his fiancé Kate Lee. Forrest and Lee are the main songwriters and lead vocalists. Mark and Forrest O'Connor produced the disc with Gregg Field.
Chris Lane releases his first full-length album, "Girl Problems," which contains his hit "Fix." The North Carolina native released an EP, "Fix," in November 2015. Four of the songs on that release are on "Girl Problems."
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It's not unusual for country artists to include a few party anthems on their albums. These tracks help lighten the mood among a record's heavier moments and make for fun concert numbers. The Cadillac Three, however, have never seen a good-time-Saturday-night-song they didn't like. "Country Fuzz" is like a week filled with seven Saturday nights.
Yes, song titles like "Crackin' Cold Ones With The Boys" and "Whiskey and Smoke" are self-explanatory track names. ...
The Cadillac Three's bio is stacked with amazing bullet points that
partially explains their mutant rockabilly-heavy-on-the-rock cocktail. The
born-and-raised Nashville trio - drummer/vocalist Neil Mason,
bassist/dobroist/vocalist Kelby Ray Caldwell and guitarist/lead vocalist
Jaren Johnston - have extensive indie-rock-and-beyond resumes, including
their previous incarnation as Bang Bang Bang which morphed into the sadly
overlooked American Bang. Johnston, Caldwell and Mason remained ...
The Cadillac Three may not be much more country than Florida Georgia Line, who help the group out on the track "The South," but they are certainly a better Southern rock band than that hack act. This group incorporates some blues influence from The Black Crowes, mixed in some of The Georgia Satellites' winking sense of humor, to create the enjoyable Southern summer party that is "Bury Me in My Boots."
The group reveals its funny side through "Ship Faced," a ...