TRUTH & SALVAGE CO. Announce Next Leg Of Tour Dates
As momentum builds at radio for their single "Appalachian Hilltop," TRUTH & SALVAGE CO. have announced additional tour dates in support of their critically acclaimed second album PICK ME UP, hailed by Uncut magazine (U.K.) as "...an infectious, self-assured LP from a refreshingly free-spirited band (8/13)." See quote sheet and new tour dates below.
A moving song about rising above the struggles of small town America, "Appalachian Hilltop" is now gathering steam at radio, with over 25 stations having added the track (check out a short promo film for the song here:
http://vimeo.com/68104753). Key radio supporters include Sirius' "Outlaw Country," WEXT (Albany, NY), WUIN (Wilmington, NC), EAVRadio (Atlanta, GA), KSPN (Aspen, CO) and KFMU (Steamboat Springs, CO). The track is one of many highlights on PICK ME UP (released July 23 via Megaforce/Sony RED) which was produced by the group along with Jon Ashley, and mixed by the group's longtime friend Bill Reynolds, Band of Horses' bassist. Reynolds says, "I've had the opportunity to see these guys live a few times in the past and loved it and I knew that they could make a record that captured the character and energy of the show and band. It's always great to mix a record that mixes itself. I found it fun to bring out the different characters and energy of the band--they recorded a great record and it made my job easy. I have known each of these guys for years and have always followed their journey. It's not often you hear a band with so many different singers that blend so well together--it's fresh and I am glad to be a part of it."
The band--Scott Kinnebrew (guitars/lap steel/mandolin/vocals), Tim Jones (guitars/vocals), Walker Young (piano/organ/accordion/vocals), Adam Grace (organ/piano/Wurlitzer/additional background vocals) Bill "Smitty" Smith (drums/percussion/vocals), and Dean Moore (bass/additional background vocals)--stands out for their stellar musicianship and the fact that four of the six members share songwriting and lead vocal duties.
Here's more critical praise for PICK ME UP:
"From Hendersonville, Tenn., by way of Southern California, this sextet serves up a rousing mix of roots rock and rollicking country. With top-shelf harmonies, a bunch of lead singers, slick pickers and two members who work out on keyboard instruments ranging from Wurlitzer and organ to accordion, the band sounds something like The Band at a mountain jam session. Its new album, Pick Me Up (Megaforce/Sony), is packed with excellent songs such as the big-fun 'So Sad' and 'Middle Island Creek,' the uplifting 'All Stand Tall' and a cool cover of Joe South's 'Games People Play.'"
--Jim Beal Jr., SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS, 7/25/13 (San Antonio, TX)
"The songs are upbeat and celebratory, with soaring harmonies and earnest performances. 'Silver Lining' sets the pace early, with pulse quickening rhythms and intricate guitar/keyboard interplay. 'Island' has a familiar Allman Brothers feel, with plaintive lyrics that can't be denied. Their choice of Joe South's 'Games People Play' is not only a natural one, but the trade-offs on lead vocals kick the song up a notch. Also noted are the classic New Orleans vibe of 'So Sad' and the heartfelt sentimentality of 'Appalachian Hilltop.'"
--Eric Harabadian, MUSIC CONNECTION, July 2013
"...the music is solidly Americana rock and roll, nor is the band afraid to crank up the gospel knob on a cover of Joe South's 'Games People Play'."
--Chris Gray, HOUSTON PRESS, 8/2/13 (Houston, TX)