Tommy Rebel and the Righteous Announce Debut Album RENAISSANCE DUDE
Austin-based rock trio Tommy Rebel and the Righteous announce the upcoming release of their debut album, "Renaissance Dude," on Friday, Nov. 1. There will be an official album release show on Saturday, Nov. 2 at The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co., (located at 1305 W. Oltorf St., Austin, Texas 78704). Doors are at 8 p.m. and Tommy Rebel and the Righteous go on at 10 p.m. with Holy Motor, a new band fronted by Chris Hodge of Maxx Cherry fame, opening the show at 9 p.m. The show is free and open to the public. For more information on Tommy Rebel and the Righteous, please see www.tommyrebelatr.com.
Tommy Rebel and the Righteous is a guitar-driven, power rock trio founded by lead guitarist and singer-songwriter Tommy Rebel. It was his original sound and lyrical content that attracted rock rhythm drummer Rollie White and stellar bassist Naer Lin, bringing together years of touring experience and a shared passion for creating and performing great rock music. With a robust and energetic live sound and spirit, the band continues to push the boundaries of their vast musical potential. And at the core of their inspiration is a belief that rock music is essentially an open letter to the universe: socially conscious, dynamic and rebellious.
"'Renaissance Dude' is the culmination of my musical family maturing, and becoming one in message and song," said Tommy Rebel. "I write a song. Rollie and Naer adopt it and make it better. Our producer and engineer embraces the band version then massages and guides the song through a dense jungle of electronic magicalness. It is exciting that everyone involved has poured their heart and soul into the jams. I am one grateful dude, awed by everyone's level of friendship and commitment."
"If heartfelt individuality and escapism is something you enjoy in films, you can find those qualities here with Tommy Rebel and The Righteous," said the album's producer Chris "Frenchie" Smith. "I fell in love with the group upon hearing them the first time. They clearly have classic rock leanings, however, the spark in their music is derived from their ability to unleash freshness globally. The narrative of every lyric is so potent that you catch yourself thinking, 'I'd say that if I were more honest with myself.'"
"For me, 'Renaissance Dude' is an exciting album for two reasons: on the one hand it represents the culmination of a lot of great collaborative work, and on the other hand, it's really only a snapshot in time of the awesome potential we have as a band," said Rollie White. "It's not an ending...it's a beginning. And I am proud to have been part of a musical offering that has something for everyone and is meant to be consumed from start to finish. There are no B-sides. Every song has its own standalone personality that is woven into the overall fabric of the album."
"Making this album was a lot of fun and has a special meaning for me," said Naer Lin. "I really enjoyed working with Tommy, Rollie and Frenchie and the freedom I had to bring my personality and creativity to each of the songs."
"With pulsating rhythms, thunderous bouncing bass and pure electric sonic wizardly courtesy of Tommy's guitar work, you'll understand how I loved them immediately," said Chris "Frenchie" Smith. "Simply put, you are hearing music curated by musicians that have lived rich and varied lives and you're glad they have. Experience, taste, knowledge and humour are the pillars of Tommy Rebel and the Righteous. They have one intention...to make your day/night rock with elegance."
THE "RENAISSANCE DUDE" TRACKLIST IS AS FOLLOWS:
- Little Bit
- Moving On
- Night Train
- No School Today
- Over and Under
- Time is Mine
UPCOMING SHOWS INCLUDE:
Sept. 13 - Edge of Town Saloon - Pflugerville, Texas
Sept. 17 - One-2-One Bar - Austin, Texas
Sept. 27 - Pflutto's Tavern - Pflugerville, Texas
Sept. 28 - Hardtails - Georgetown, Texas
Oct. 10 - The Alcove Cantina - Round Rock, Texas
Oct. 18 - The Railhouse - Kyle, Texas
Oct. 19 - Maggie Mae's - Austin, Texas
Nov. 2 - The ABGB - Austin, Texas
Nov 16 - Maggie Mae's - Austin, Texas
Nov. 23 - Maggie Mae's - Austin, Texas
Nov. 30 - Maggie Mae's - Austin, Texas