StompTown Revival - StompTown Revival

Published Monday 15th October 2012
StompTown Revival - StompTown Revival
StompTown Revival  - StompTown Revival

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 130686-19691
LABEL: Save The City 859708395037
RELEASE DATE: 2012-10-09
RRP: £7.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Take a producer who has worked with such acts as Stacie Orrico and Lanae' Hale and a rock singer known for fronting Nashville journeymen Circleslide and what do you get? Americana and blues of course! The unexpected musical partnership of Brandon Bee and Gabe Martinez has borne immediate fruit on StompTown Revival's debut. The opener "Guiding Me Home" with its artful move from rural acoustic sounds into a swampy piece of Southern rock is a rollicking delight while "Waiting For The Man", like several of the other tracks, has some delicious blues harp from Gabe. The mid tempo "Born Again" asks the question, "Oh, maker of Heaven, won't you, won't you, won't you make me born again" over harmonica and stomp box while the closer sees the Seattle duo taking the classic hymn "Leaning On The Everlasting Arms" and giving it a rootsy makeover. All in all, a breath of fresh air which hopefully will get noticed by the increasingly dull confines of US Christian radio.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Guiding Me Home [Listen]
2. Waiting For The Man [Listen]
3. Born Again [Listen]
4. Anthem Of Love [Listen]
5. Sun Will Find A Way [Listen]
6. Leaning On The Everlasting Arms [Listen]

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Product Description
A unique collaboration between Brandon Bee and Gabe Martinez from Circleslide on a 6-track EP.

Brandon Bee and Gabe Martinez were writing songs for their upcoming records when something very unexpected occurred and a new brand of music they call ‘spiritual stomp’ was birthed. An organic home-bred fusion of ‘Sunday morning melodies’ and stomp-box blues rhythms, StompTown Revival is sure to appeal to both young and old.

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