Rusty Truck will perform a Hill Country Live on October 24 with special guest Rhett Miller. The band is pleased to return to Hill Country Live following their wildly successful album release show and select west coast dates with John Hiatt. Kicker Town
is out now onCrosseyed Music, available via iTunes (http://iTunes.com/RustyTruck
) and available for free, exclusively on iBooks (http://bit.ly/GzNxgJ
Frontman Mark Seliger, Condé Nast photographer and former head photographer for Rolling Stone has compiled a groundbreaking digital book to coincide with the album's release on iTunes. The digital book, Kicker Town, contains personal works of video, audio and photographs that, together with the album, create a multisensory experience and function as a 21st Century digital version of classic liner notes. The innovative book is available exclusively as a free download on iBooks and features collaborations with the likes of Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, and Lenny Kravitz.
The album Kicker Town was recorded in Los Angeles at The Village Studios and produced by Andres Levin and Mike Viola. In 2012, frontman Mark Seliger took unfinished material he had written over the previous four years and sat down with his bandmates to create what he calls a "country opera." Together they turned the bits and pieces into 11 complete songs. Kicker Town is the band's second album in five years.
Rusty Truck was founded in 2003 and is fronted by world-renowned editorial photographer Mark Seliger. The band formed after Rami Jaffee (The Wallflowers, The Foo Fighters) invited Seliger to play at a jam show that he'd hosted. He believed in Seliger and rounded up the musicians who would become Rusty Truck.
The band includes drummer Joey Peters (Grant Lee Buffalo), guitarist Michael Duff (Chalk Farm), and vocalist Kristin Mooney. Other revolving members include pedal steel/guitaristEric Heywood (Sun Volt), Andy Gibson (Hank Williams III) and bassist Sheldon Gomerg(Ryan Adams and Warren Zevon).
One night, after playing The Mint
in Los Angeles, Lenny Kravitz approached Seliger, wanting to record a song. He went into the studio with Kravitz in Miami and wrote "Broken Promises," which would become the title track of their debut album. Rusty Truck have toured with Willie Nelson, Kenny Wayne
Shepard and The Wallflowers, and have performed on the "Don Imus Show" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
Seliger is formerly chief photographer for Rolling Stone and currently working for Condé Nast Publications including GQ, Vanity Fair and Details. His fashion work has been featured in Italian Vogue, Spanish Vogue, and German Vogue. He is well known for his portraits of musicians and celebrities. Some of his best-known portraits include Kurt Cobain, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Drew Barrymore and President Barack Obama. Seliger made many musician friends throughout his career who encouraged him to pursue music and went on to become his collaborators. He has gone on to record music with artists such as Lenny Kravitz, Jakob Dylan, Gillian Welch, Sheryl Crow, T-Bone Burnett and Willie Nelson.