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 firstname.lastname@example.org