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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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Country Fuzz CD review - Country Fuzz
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. »»»
Legacy CD review - Legacy
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 »»»
Bury Me In My Boots CD review - Bury Me In My Boots
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 »»»
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: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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