In the Black Diamond Heavies, the Immortal Lee County Killers, the Cut In The Hill Gang, he was John Wesley Myers. Now, you can lose the formality and call him- simply- James Leg, a moniker for a sneering, whiskey fueled, son-of-a-preacher, punk rocker of a long gone order. Barely off the heels of his 2015 sophomore release, Below The Belt— for which Elmore dubbed Leg “Part Howlin’ Wolf, part Iggy Pop… the new standard-bearer for the rebels”—Leg is getting ready to release his third solo album, Blood On The Keys, September 30th via Alive Naturalsound Records. Like Below the Belt, he took to Masonic Sounds- located in a Masonic Lodge- in Dayton, KY, then sent the album to SodaCuts in East LA, where it was mixed by Jason Soda, who’s worked with GospelbeacH, Everest and Jakob Dylan. – READ THE FEATURE from ELMORE MAGAZINE
New York’s Hollis Brown has had a great couple of years. Last year saw the band opening up for Counting Crows on a country-wide tour of the U.S. and they are currently on a headlining tour of their own. The group brings together rock, country and blues to create their own timeless sound that listeners of any age can find something to relate to. – READ THE REVIEW HERE
Hollis Brown Premieres a California Country-Rock Track, “Cluster of Pearls”
It’s a shuffling, heartbroken California-country anthem spruced up by vibrant, fuzzed-out slide guitar. Montali’s wounded warble is sure to strain the heartstrings of listeners, forcing them to croon and sway along, feeling every emotion he’s expressing in the track as he sings “we were young… and we were foolish too.” The mellowness is maintained throughout the track, creating a room-spinning trance that never wavers. – ELMORE MAGAZINE HERE
You can pre-order the new MINI LP CLUSTER OF PEARLS at iTunes
New York’s Hollis Brown is masterful in their approach to American roots music, with the band drawing from rock ‘n’ roll, soul, country, and a bit of blues. Hollis Brown inhabits these musical forms with a surprising degree of naturalness given their youth and they look to become a seminal figure in the thriving and growing Americana scene. The band’s latest release, Cluster of Pearls, released last Record Store Day and now they have a brand new single to share, the uber soulful, deeply moving “Don’t Want to Miss You”, which channels some Otis Redding and Gram Parsons, as well as the heartbreak from a painful breakup. – READ THE FEATURE AND LISTEN TO THE SONGS HERE
You can pre-order the new MINI LP CLUSTER OF PEARLS at iTunes, and also catch the band on tour in the South and Mid-Atlantic from now through the end of August.
Hollis Brown is a band that, time and again, showcases a discernible flair for rootsy, rock & roll-throwback majesty. – PASTE MAGAZINE
You can pre-order the new EP CLUSTER OF PEARLS at iTunes, and also catch the band on tour in the South and Mid-Atlantic from now through the end of August.
What a perfect house band for Hunter S. Thompson’s drug-fueled escapades. – READ THE REVIEW HERE
Joe Evans of Left Lane Cruiser plays tracks from Beck In Black, tells the story behind the album name, discusses the lineup changes and why he sticks to the duo format. – THE AMERICANA MUSIC SHOW HERE
Live! In California is an excellent document of how Radio Moscow sounds live and captures the band at their artistic peak.
The album kicks off with high adrenaline starting with the song “I Just Don’t Know.” This a solid track, but the set really heats up when the band plays “250 Miles/Brain Cycles.” These are the best live renditions of the two songs – on “Brain Cycles,” the group ventures into the musical stratosphere and rocket to the next level. It’s the most trippy and experimental version of the song and much different from the studio version, which is highly pleasing itself. From there, the album only gets better. – READ THE REVIEW HERE
If you’re a fan of gunnite gypsy punk with a rocksteady back beat, James Leg is your eternal ediface. There is nothing like a Leg record and there never will be, no one plays like him, no one growls like him, and certainly no one rocks like him. He’s a world travelled stalwart and will be forever a gem in the Blues crown. – Scott Zuppardo / NO DEPRESSION REVIEW HERE
Six previously unreleased songs are stuffed into a collection originally released for Record Store Day as an exclusive metallic gold vinyl pressing. But, Beck in Black doesn’t need such fancy window dressing. Not with guitarist and vocalist Freddy J IV exercising his God-given right to fire off blasts of wicked, distorted riffs at will – as he does in a bruising “Chevrolet” – and indulge in slide-guitar mayhem, like that of “Circus,” a freewheeling party as raucous as any thrown by the Faces. – Peter Lindblad / READ THE ENTIRE REVIEW HERE