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small tales

by the bangers

Here are 11 straight-up "small tales" about life, love, lust, murder and so much more, with vocals you need to hear and playing you're gonna love.
Genre: Country: Country Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Damned Train
3:04 $0.99
2. My Heart Is the Bums On the Street
3:35 $0.99
3. Incredibly Blue
5:34 $0.99
4. (i Wish I Would Have) Sobered Up
2:57 $0.99
5. 50-year-old Boy
3:00 $0.99
6. Big Ol' Love
3:21 $0.99
7. Mr. Fool
4:46 $0.99
8. Tico Tico
3:34 $0.99
9. Working Men
3:17 $0.99
10. Another Day
4:05 $0.99
11. House Full of Love
4:03 $0.99
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Album Notes
For proof that an accountant, a warehouse worker, a small-town newspaper editor, and a county caseworker trainer can make beautiful music together, look no further than the new CD Small Tales by Cincinnati's The Bangers.
Some songs on Small Tales are funny, some are sad, and some offer a little hope in a crazy world. All of them tell stories about the lives and times of everyday people. Rock 'n roll, bluegrass, country and swing melodies come to life through a lucious mix of acoustic guitars, mandolin, dobro, harmonica, bass and a few surprises.
The CD was produced, mixed and engineered by Bob Nyswonger. Nyswonger is best known as a bassist extraordinaire with The Bears (featuring guitar-god Adrian Belew) and Cincinnati's legendary psychodots. He has decided to try his hand in the studio, with fine results.
The Bangers played gigs for years as Grown Men but were forced to give up the name in May 2003 because Paul Allen, Forbes Magazine's third-richest-man in the world, has a band called Grown Men and owns the trademark for the name.
The members of The Bangers knocked around bars and clubs in the Cincinnati area for more than 20 years before hooking up about five years ago as a unique four-piece acoustic act.
The band:
Bill Jeffrey, an accountant by day, dutifully holds down the bottom end on acoustic bass for the Bangers.
Jeffrey "Bones" Jones serves as the band's "drummer," playing rock-solid rhythm guitar and providing smooth harmony vocals. A blue collar guy who drinks Blue Ribbon beer, he makes his living working a fork lift in a warehouse.
By day, Brian Buckley trains caseworkers for the county. When the day is done, Buckley serves as the band's workhorse multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, slide guitar, dobro and mandolin. Buckley contributes lead vocals, harmony vocals and is responsible for writing two of the songs on Small Tales.
Ollie Roehm earns his daily bread as a newspaper editor and is the band's lead singer and harmonica player. Roehm wrote four of the Small Tales songs and collaborated with Buckley on two others.
Although members of the Bangers have busy lives, their dedication and love for their craft has resulted in the creation of music that is fresh and alive.



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Ray Hornsby

I loved it , music written for my age group!
Original lyrics that zero's in on my age group. Another day, throw it away. We have all said it. Now someone has captured that emotion in a song. Great Mandolin. Great piece of original work. Great band all the way around.

Jack Hurst

What a wonderful find!
Extremely solid songwriting. The "tales" hit home, the playing and vocals are as good or better any indie release in the roots rock genre I've heard. Way to go guys - we want more!

Jim Kaschalk

sounds great, like it
When is the next one due out?

Bob Thompson

Fantastic songs!
I've owned it for a few months now, and must have listened to it 50 times...I love it! The songs really speak to life's realities and nuances, and the playing is wonderful. Plus, Ollie's voice is like buttah...