Nashville songwriter Andrew Combs and country-funk instrumental duo Steelism (Jeremy Fetzer, Spencer Cullum Jr.) have teamed up for a split 7" 45 r.p.m. vinyl single on Electric Western/Coin Records, out on Oct. 29.
The songs were recorded at East Nashville's Toy Box Studio, shortly after both acts performed at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.Combs' "Emily" was co-written with Nashville songwriter Jabe Beyer and has become a crowd favorite. Steelism's "China Plate" (cockney rhyming slang for "mate") was inspired by Dick Dale's surf-rock and the western synth wizardry of Hugo Montenegro. Cullum's steel guitar was played with a sitar bar for an Eastern feel while Fetzer used three vintage Fender amps. Both songs were produced by Andrew Combs and Steelism and cut to 2" tape through the MCI console that lived in Criteria studio from 1968–’78 (where "Hotel California" was recorded).
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With the upbeat first single, "Working Together," Los Colognes set the
stage for summer 2013. The album's breezy, laid back grooves, chiming
acoustic guitars, sunny guitar hooks and lyrics evoke the sounds of Dire
Straits, J.J. Cale, Chess Records and the Grateful Dead.
A certain contender for song of the summer 2013, the upbeat "Working Together"
is the first single from Nashville's LOS COLOGNES. With its breezy, laid back
groove, chiming acoustic guitars, and sunny guitar hook and lyrics, the band's
sound on the single evokes the mid-tempo numbers of J.J. Cale, Dire Straits
and the Grateful Dead. Good luck taking this one off of "repeat." "Sister's Worried Blues" available exclusively when clicking "Listen And
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Jacob Jones releases his newest album Good Timin' In Waynetown
on Tuesday January 29. A slight departure from his previous work,
Jones explores more of a 50's rhythm and blues sound on this one.
Lead single "Play It Loud, Ray!" features backing vocals from Alabama
Shakes' Brittany Howard. Jones will play Nashville's 5 Spot on the 29th.