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Great Review From American Songwriter Mag

Folks, we’re feeling honored, because we just got a killer review in American Songwriter:

“This is what it’s all about – a great band of good musicians who know how to write funny songs, sad songs, clever songs, songs that rock and roll. There is no gimmick here: Amigo is the real thing. They’ve got a rootsy, down home sound – folk and rock like Wilco and the Band, and like those groups, composed of singers of much heart and soul. When they harmonize, it’s not perfect like the Eagles, it’s more like real people, and you want to sing along. They use funny country music conceits like “Where have all the bad times gone?” but in their hands, it works. They sing of “that old junkie two-step and cheap domestic stuff” and pull you in, you want more. Clean pedal steel lines underscore the funky soul, the jaunty vocals. Acoustic textures throughout are delicate, and set up these stories cinematically, especially the great “Old Testaments and Nail Bombs” which follows the “wise blood” in the veins of church-goers, and gives us some keen insight into both the dark and light of the faithful. “Murder of Crows” is presented in great multitudes of harmony against a cool and chugging guitar groove, and takes you out on a journey that is mysterious and foreboding – both happy and scary at the same time, a dynamic and dimensional effect.  “Easy Rider” is like a party with Jackson Browne, a mariachi band and lots of tequila. The Hammond organ, wed with mariachi horns, is infectious. This is unexpected and serious songwriting rendered by a band capable of vast extremes, the kind of band that could be around a long time. I hope they are.”

Read more at American Songwriter Magazine

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Debut Album Available Feb 18, 2014

CHARLOTTE, NC TRIO AMIGO TO RELEASE DEBUT ON FEBRUARY 18, 2014

MIGHT COULD PRODUCED BY SCOTT SOLTER (SUPERCHUNK, JOHN VANDERSLICE)

CHARLOTTE, NC — December 11, 2013

Carlisle Beauregard Records proudly presents Might Could, the full-length debut album from the Charlotte, NC-based trio AMIGO scheduled to be released on February 18, 2014.

AMIGO consists of band members Slade Baird (guitar,vocals), Adam Phillips (drums, vocals) and Craig Lentz (bass guitar). The 11 original tracks are a masterful blend of Americana, blues, honky-tonk and rock and roll, with tasty layers of pedal steel guitars, horns, pianos and organs.  It is not easy to label this band with one genre of music. From the pedal steel driven opening track “Where Have All the Bad Times Gone?” to the toe tapping, Fogerty inflected closing track “Good Luck,”  Might Could will appeal to fans of bands such as Wilco, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Band and early Whiskeytown.

Might Could was recorded and mixed by Scott Solter (Superchunk, The Mountain Goats, John Vanderslice) at Baucom Road Studio.  Dave Harris (Hootie & The Blowfish, Southern Culture on The Skids) mastered the album at Studio B in Charlotte, NC.   The recording features a plethora of talent aside from the original trio, including: Mark Baran (bass guitar); Whit Wright (pedal steel guitar); Aaron Phillips (tenor saxophone); Ashley Proctor (vocals, handclaps); Courtney Watkins (alto saxophone);  Courtney Wyatt (trumpet); Greg Ellis (guitar); and Jay Shirley (Hammond organ, Wurlitzer, and piano).

AMIGO has toured consistently around the Southeast earning fantastic reviews from the press. Pat Moran of Creative Loafing said, “Baird’s distorto guitar bristled with the grimy energy of Neil Young and Crazy Horse… anchored by the telepathic interplay of Amigo’s precise and playful rhythm section.”

Amigo will continue to tour in support of the new release.   The itinerary thus far includes:

Saturday, January 18– Snug Harbor, Charlotte, NC 

Thursday, February 13– New Brookland Tavern, Columbia, SC

Friday, February 21– Snug Harbor in Charlotte (CD release show)

Friday, February 28– Preservation Pub, Knoxville, TN 

Saturday, March 1– Boone Saloon, Boone, NC 

 

To hear music and see videos, please visit http://amigotheband.com 

For More Information:

Michelle Roche Media Relations 706-353-3244 or michelle@michelleroche.com  

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