If Waylon Jennings, Joe Cocker, Florence and the Machine, and Mumford and Sons sat down and wrote some songs together, they would sound like the music that Scott Richmond writes. His lyrics evoke memories of songs of outlaw country artists like Waylon, Willie, Steve Earle, and Guy Clark, and the energy and soul that pour through his songs are a throwback to the rock ’n’ roll of the late 60’s. Add a string section, booming vocals, and intoxicating melodies and you have something that isn’t being done by anyone else. Directly from the depths of Richmond’s psyche, this music is as untainted as it was the moment it first echoed through this artist’s mind. No formulas. Just produced pure to be shared with everyone. Explosive, soulful, and entertaining, this is what listeners everywhere have been searching for.
Dan Holbrow takes wooden nickels, fixes what ain’t broke, would do anything you wouldn’t do, and figures that basket can still hold a few more eggs. He also writes and plays sharp-edged songs full of concrete and pathos, with the dark, ephemeral beauty of the rainbow sheen on an oily puddle. Guitar like a warm blanket, voice like a winter wind, shows worth waiting for.