Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Porter Draw

May I have your attention please... there is a roots music movement taking place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. And I have proof of it right here on MY Indie Music Blog!

On a daily basis, I try to find the best that the world of indie music has to offer with hopes of sharing it with all of you. There are also times when the best the indie world has to offer finds me and makes what I do a helluva lot easier! This is one of those times.

The Porter Draw is Ben Wood, banjo; Russell James Pyle, guitar/vocals; Joshua Gingerich, guitar/harmonica/mandolin/vocals; Dandee Fleming, bass and Joey Gonzales, drums/percussion. The band reached out to me thru Twitter last week and asked if I would be interested in previewing their upcoming album. Who was I to say no?!

The Porter Draw is slated for an April release and will be then band's 4th album. After I finish this post, I'll be scouring iTunes and the internet for their other three. They're that good.

The Porter Draw is one finely polished album that flawlessly blends root rock with alt-country and Americana. I've had it on repeat on my iPod for the better part of 3 days now, enjoying the storytelling each song brings mixed with the rich vocals and spot-on musicianship. If there were ever a call for a revival of today's mainstream music, I would put my first call in to the this band. I mean, how many people have balls big enough to track a cover of a Bruce Springsteen tune and do it better than the Boss ever did?

Enjoy the preview of the album and keep checking back with me here and on Twitter for updates. The five songs I'm sharing with you should tide you over until the album is released. Trust me when I say this- THIS IS ONE ALBUM THAT YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS!

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