Ben Gilmer & The Sidearms | Heart That Burns

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Heart That Burns

by Ben Gilmer & The Sidearms

Honest and hard working Americana music: a blend of country, folk, bluegrass, rock and blues with warm vocal harmonies.
Genre: Country: Alt-Country
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Breakaway
4:18 $0.99
2. Wildcat
3:29 $0.99
3. Dark Clouds
4:50 $0.99
4. Hey Jayne
4:08 $0.99
5. Sweet Gal
4:35 $0.99
6. I Don't Wanna
3:02 $0.99
7. Pretending to Be Brave
3:49 $0.99
8. Leave This Love
4:45 $0.99
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Album Notes
Ben Gilmer & The Sidearms formed in 2008 and in transient Seattle fashion, the band consists of members from southwestern Virginia, Arizona, Kansas, New York, and the Pacific Northwest. It is this geographical diversity that creates an equally diverse sound, which has been affectionately referred to as “Appalachian alt-Americana.” The band’s sound stems from the roots of frontman Ben Gilmer’s upbringing in rural southwestern Virginia. He cut his musical teeth by playing country music with his grandfather and at weekly bluegrass jam sessions at the local barbershop in his hometown of Lebanon, Virginia.

Heart That Burns is a harmonic blend of classic country, folk, bluegrass, rock and blues. At times, listeners hear a raw, reverberating sound reminiscent of a gritty honky-tonk, while other tracks feature warm vocal harmonies that complement a congruent blend of acoustic guitar, mandolin, pedal steel, and dobro.

Gilmer’s lyrics poetically wander through love, loss, and self-exploration yet leave plenty of room for playful overtones. Some might say that his vocal sound recalls a youthful Lyle Lovett. Though Ben Gilmer is currently stationed far from his home, listeners will still discover that love, family, and a sense of place centered just about 2,627 miles southeast of Seattle rings through each track of this eight song album.

Heart That Burns comes from the heart - a genuine, unassuming and passionate heart.

Gilmer’s previous album, Juxtaposed, saw success with the song ‘Cabin Creek Hollow,’ which was featured on the compilation album "Moving Mountains: The Journey Home." The album, which featured major recording artists Kathy Mattea, Del McCoury, and Blue Highway, received glowing reviews from CNN, CMT, and other media outlets.

Early praise for Heart That Burns:

“The impassioned voices of Gilmer and Black fit beautifully together. Raw songs like Breakaway, Wildcat, and Hey Jayne are regularly interspersed with wistful songs like Sweet Gal and Leave This Love…this is music that will lead you to the depths of your soul.”
-Alt Country Forum, 2010



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