“On name alone, it’s hard to say just how seriously a person should be taking a band like Diarrhea Planet; and even harder, when they’re spitting comically awful game, touting the well-documented virtues of self-love, or trying to cram four guitar solos into two-and-a-half minutes…But once you cut through the tangled fretwork and all those gang choruses, there’s a quiet ambition at work here”
“Some dust just won’t wash off. Ask roots country songwriter Cahalen Morrison. His new album, The Flower of Muscle Shoals (out Aug 19 on Free Dirt Records), with his full band Country Hammer, is caked with the dust of the American Southwest. It’s the dust of a childhood growing up in Northern New Mexico; days spent exploring lost canyons, hiking hillsides covered in cottonwoods, and discovering old ghost towns. It’s also the dust of nostalgia, the kind of reflection of a just-married man looking back towards the inspirations of his youth.”
Though “hardworking” can come off like a polite knock when describing a band, it perfectly fits this group: They remain DIY in the old-fashioned, no-trend sense of people doing something themselves, on their own terms.
“2015 will certainly be an exciting year for the band with shows at regional festival favorites like Shakori Hills and a return to Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion. Their music was also recently featured on TBS’s “Cougar Town” starring Courteney Cox and Busy Phillips. The band will return to the studio in July to record their second full length album.”
“Leroy’s friendliness and accessibility make him especially popular with fans, and his professionalism and reliability are a real plus in the music industry. He is a masterful musician and a world class performer. No matter the size of the venue Leroy puts on a wholehearted show that will have you staring in awe, stomping your feet, and begging for more.”
“A multi-instrumentalist, Dom plays banjo, guitar, harmonica, fife, bones, bass drum, snare drum and quills, in addition to singing. He says that he incorporates his background in percussion to his banjo playing. Dom’s banjo repertoire includes not only clawhammer but also tenor and three-finger styles of playing. He first picked up the instrument when he borrowed a five-string banjo from a friend who had removed the instrument’s fifth string.”
“Loves It formed when two best friends Vaughn Walters and Jenny Parrott dreamed of traveling the world together singing songs! Both accomplished solo writers, they were surprised and excited to see their collaborative works sparkle! Besides inventive songwriting that travels between folk, country, indie pop and swing, each is a multi-instrumentalist and live show features claw hammer banjo, guitars, mandolin, fiddle, and heart felt inspired singing.”
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