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The Stubborn Lovers

Fueled by whiskey, vinyl, and heartache, the Stubborn Lovers rumble like a vintage pony car across the landscape of American roots music. Imagine Emmylou and Dolly jamming with Springsteen and the ghost of Gram Parsons at a lonesome roadhouse, with gorgeous vocals and soaring pedal steel over big beats and ringing guitars.

The Stubborn Lovers have shared the stage with Americana luminaries like Lydia Loveless, Lindi Ortega, two-time Grammy nominee Brandy Clark, and legendary singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen. In 2015 they released an eponymous EP and were twice nominated for awards by Portland alt newsweekly Willamette Week: first as the year’s Best New Band, and again in the annual readers’ poll as Best Alt Country Band.

A second EP, Feathers and Bones, was released in 2016, and showcases the band’s evocative, rootsy sound across four songs, from the shimmering pop hooks of “So Jealous So Stupid” to the driving country thump of “Evermore”, from the soulful “Flaming June” to the moody and sinuous “Devil Take My Heart”.

The Stubborn Lovers will release their first full-length album, titled Mother Road, in August 2018. Recorded at a studio that once hosted Willie Nelson, the LP expands their musical palette to include ‘70s Southern and heartland rock, outlaw country, and desert Americana. The album’s 10 songs explore themes of family—those we’re born into and those we make ourselves—and the road that both leads us away and brings us home.

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