Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Brent Amaker and the Rodeo



Download: Brent Amaker and the Rodeo—“Bring Me The Whiskey” MP3

Neckerchiefs, tattoos, and chrome steeds might not be an obvious combo, but the collision makes sense after spending any time at all with Brent Amaker and the Rodeo. Long-standing veterans of the Seattle music scene, the five members of Brent Amaker and the Rodeo are also fast friends – a tightly knit gang of smart, funny, country music-loving, motorbike aficionados who are having a darned good time writing, recording, and performing songs about such time-honored subjects as lovin’, cheatin’, and hurtin’. B.A.R. performs dusty, old fashioned, saddle-sore Country and Western with a winking sense of humor and expressive chops.

Recorded in two days on an ancient four-track reel-to-reel tape deck in glorious mono, the Rodeo’s self-titled debut full length has an authentic country sound to go with Brent Amaker’s authentic songs. It’s a batch of Johnny Cash-esque saddle-sore, dusty-voiced Country and Western from the John Ford-like environs of, er, Seattle, Washington. This track is fun little ditty dedicated to that foulest and most wonderful of mistresses, whiskey.

Catch Brent Amaker and the Rodeo on tour:

2.09.07 Skylark Cafe & Club, Seattle WA

2.23.07 Sunset Tavern, Seattle - CD Release

3.03.07 CACTUS RECORDS IN-STORE, BOZEMAN MT

3.07.07 ELBO ROOM, CHICAGO

3.08.07 Cadiallac Lounge, Toronto - CMW 2007

3.16.07 NEUROLUX, BOISE, ID

4.20.07 Jules Maes, Seattle- KEXP's Shake the Shack

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