Zane Williams and Jack Grelle
“Bringin’ Country Back” is more than a catchphrase for Zane Williams. It is a rallying cry for a return to authenticity and substance in mainstream country music, and a fitting title for his sixth studio album. “I think of country music as poetry for the common man.” he says reflectively. “The stories that draw you in, the simple truth stated in a way you wish you couldn’t said…there’s an honesty to country music that totally grabbed me the first time I heard it”.
“A progressive honky-tonk hero arriving at just the right time in Trump’s America”- Rolling Stone
“Got Dressed Up to be Let Down,” the new album out October 2016 from St. Louis-based country songwriter Jack Grelle (Grell-EE), paints the picture of true Americana with depth and variety. Largely sculpted by 70s honky-tonk, the album weaves through diverse influences such as cajun, tejano, rock & roll and folk to create a passionately comprehensive interpretation of a classic sound. The songs are carefully crafted with contributions from an assortment of musicians including the South City Three (Pokey LaFarge) and John Horton (The Bottle Rockets). The arrangements include pedal steel, piano, fiddle and harmonica.
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