AND I’m with you Amanda… there goes Greg’s and my run at the park this weekend.
Go find a field in North Georgia, folks.
I remember seeing Willie Nelson, Cake, Goodie Mob all in one day at Music Midtown. Those were the days!]]>
Anyways, off the top of my head I can only think of two, first one is Mental Jewelry by Live. Here I was, a kid who grew up a hairband and Milli Vanilli (don’t ask lol) fan. As I grew from my youth to my teen years, this was the first album that simply just hit me. As someone who was trying to find his way in the world, emotionally and spirtually, this album helped me deal with that transition.
The second, well, you’ve seen my postings here so I’m sure you’ll have an idea who it’s from, but after thinking long and hard reading this article, its Continuum by John Mayer. I could’ve said just about any of his albums outside of the Trio and Battle Studies (though Heartbreak Warfare does a good job of describing my last relationship) and I’m sure Born and Raised will hit me pretty good, but as of now Continuum is the album I go back to, simply because, for me, its what I feel, despite fearing the unknown of getting older, I’m settling into me as a full fledged adult. Its why I continue to listen to his music, because as a man of similar age, I feel the music just knows what I’m personally going through and it’s telling me I’m not going through it alone, I have this great music to help ease it in, though sometimes I feel alone, I have these pieces of work to connect with.
Sorry, I’m rambling, but those are the two albums that are my Earth-Shaking albums.]]>
I hope you’ll consider reviewing the bilingual Americana/Blues THE GOTHAM ROOTS ORCHESTRA (GRO) debut EP/CD on your blog.
The one sheet and hi-fi streaming audio is available at our special reviewers site at:
For GRO, SoundCloud has the double advantage of being free for us and the trees. 🙂
Thank you for your consideration, and we hope to find ourselves around Atlanta in the near future.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW YORK CITY AMERICANA/BLUES BAND THE GOTHAM ROOTS ORCHESTRA (GRO) RELEASE THEIR SELF-TITLED DEBUT CD/EP ON NONO/NONA RECORDINGS.
CONTACT: Dana Whitco/Ben Yudkovitz @ Rock Fire Management • Email: email@example.com • Website: gothamrootsorchestra.com • (917) 502-2519
THE GOTHAM ROOTS ORCHESTRA’s self-titled debut EP is a collection of live takes (no overdubs) completed in one five-hour recording session, plus the field recording of the final track, Mighty Jesus. From The Band-influenced strains of Goodman Hero, the guitar boogie of Mississippi Bound, the apocalyptic roadhouse cover of Steely Dan’s Black Friday, the bilingual blues-rock of Dark Stone (Ay De Mi), through the battle hymn strains of Mighty Jesus, GOTHAM ROOTS’ unique musical and lyrical poetry defines this debut.
THE GOTHAM ROOTS ORCHESTRA (GRO) first formed in New York City in the late summer of 2012 at INTAR Theater in Hell’s Kitchen. Led by guitarist/composer/producer (and Guggenheim Fellow/Smithsonian Folklife Fellow) Cristian Amigo, the bilingual GRO are music veteranos who use American roots musics, bad-ass guitars, and ready-to-stomp beats as a reference point for their chingón sound. Featuring anti-stupid songs about regular folks, dogs, comadres, veterans, black coffee, villains, capitalists, heroes, La Migra, repo men, SEX of course, and the NOW Americano life.
GRO is: Cristian Amigo – guitars, vocals; Angela Babin – guitars, tres, vocals); David Gould – bass; Diablo (Gonzalo Martinez de la Cotera) – drums
“I describe the sound as Americana, blues and beyond. One moment a slow, sex-infused blues, then a dark, raucous version of Steely Dan’s Black Friday. It’s like that.”
– Cristian Amigo (GRO guitarist, singer)
“GRO’s songs and grooves are a tribute to the American roots music and musicians that inspire us.”
– Angela Babin (GRO guitarist)”
“ GOODMAN HERO a John Lennon-inspired blues rock tune has all the gusto of the arena rock anthems that brought the house down when rock-n-roll was rock-n-roll. MISSISSIPPI BOUND boasts a rollicking road trip song sure to get people up and dancing. The early-era ZZ Top gritty guitar blues pumps and pops in all the right places.”
“This is the best roots band I’ve heard in years! You can’t help but know that they are going places. Great songs, Great players, Great grooves. I love GRO!”
– Elizabeth Ziff of BETTY and the L WORD
THE CD AND TRACKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT: