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Jud Scrappy Newcomb Loose Diamonds Troy Campbell

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Rock: Roots Rock Moods: Featuring Guitar Rock: Country-Rock

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These Roots-rockers got their start in Dayton, Ohio as the Highwaymen in the late '80s; the group, which consisted of "Scrappy" Jud Newcomb (guitar and vocals), Troy Campbell (vocals, harmonica and acoustic guitar), Mike Campbell (bass) and Mark Patterson (drums), blended influences including Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen as well as a wide range of blues, R&B and country..

In the early '90s, part due to the confusion with Waylon, Willie and the boys, the band changed their name to Loose Diamonds and issued their, Burning Daylight album, followed two years later by New Location. Fresco Fiasco an all-acoustic, seven-song mini album, appeared in 1996.


"One of the best bands in the country . With a sound somewhere between early Heartbreakers and late Minutemen, delivered with casual confidence… The men were absolutely electrifying." --Brett Campbell, Austin Chronicle

“this is a solid chunk of straight-ahead roots rock.. not hard core and not bluegrass, the record often sounds like a Hearland version of the Blasters; Three Star..” -- Michael MacCambridge, Austin American Statesman