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Anywhere On Good Roads

by Leaving, Tx

Alt. country twang-rock
Genre: Country: Alt-Country
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  Song Share Time Download
1. State of Mental Health
2:49 $0.99
2. Be My Guide
3:48 $0.99
3. Father's Son
3:59 $0.99
4. Masquerade
3:11 $0.99
5. Whiskey
3:47 $0.99
6. Hard Luck Story
3:26 $0.99
7. Drinkin' Again
3:52 $0.99
8. One More Seven
3:31 $0.99
9. Lies
3:56 $0.99
10. Next of Kin
4:29 $0.99
11. Winter
4:54 $0.99
12. For Years
3:37 $0.99
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Album Notes
While most bands would have struggled with creating a follow-up to a #8 debut CD (100 Miles to Sunday), in less than a years time LEAVING, TX has written and recorded another dozen songs, each one stronger than the next. "ANYWHERE ON GOOD ROADS" was released today on Lucky Range Records and may prove to be the launching pad for the bands inevitable stardom.

Critically acclaimed from the start for the musicianship and songwriting, LEAVING, TX has really come to life in the past year. In February of 2007 the band was nominated for SIX "Wammie" awards (the Washington, DC Musicians Association) including Recording of the Year, Vocalist of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year. In January the DC local arts and entertainment magazine ONTAP named them as "ON THE VERGE" and featured the band on the cover and with a full story for their annual music issue. Budweiser named the Boys their "True Music Spotlight Artist of the Month" in October of '06 and including two of their tracks on a compilation CD it put out. With the quality of "ANYWHERE ON GOOD ROADS" it is no telling how far this band may travel. Here is what just a few critics have to say...

"This is a band which deserves to be heard more often." - alt.country.nl

"One of the strongest contenders to emerge on the alt.country scene in years." -ONTAP Magazine

"Compared favorably to Drive By Truckers, Reckless Kelly, and Steve Earle... And not with good cause". -Maverick Magazine

"... a journey where true country gets reconciled with rock and punk. Whiskey, bad women, and bars where you learn about life and know truth... This is the world in which the songs of Leaving, TX take you and obviously a place where the band feels very much at home. Listen up DJ's and do your thing!" - MazzMusika

Formed in late 2004 by songwriter Chris Patterson, LEAVING, TX has rapidly come to life in the Washington, DC music scene and all across Europe. The band has somewhat of an international flair as Patterson is joined by bassist Garry Cecil (Edinburgh, Scotland), drummer Thor Smith (Halden, Norway), and guitarist Andrew Buhler (Miami, FL). With "Anywhere on Good Roads" this original alt.country outfit delivers a clever blend of twang-rock with a healthy dose of classic country. The album is driven by Patterson's rugged, in your face vocal style, ripping telecasters, and sweet pedal steel. Anchored by a tight, driving rhythm section, this powerful group of musicians allow Patterson's songs to shine.

The sound for "Anywhere on Good Roads" was magically captured by up and coming producer/engineer Tony Correlli in his Baltimore based Deep End Studios. The bands growth and Correllli's influence are quite evident on both the dreamy country ballads and the edgy rockers. The CD seems destined to take the Boys from LEAVING, TX down a very good road.

Additional information and sound files can be found on any of the bands websites.




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Ray Grundy of Metro Country

A Class Album!
This Washington DC based outfit have a style that could easily be described as Country, alt.country, country/rock, or even Americana with their hard driving electric guitar rhythm's, soaring pedal steel lick's and Steve Earle - ish vocal's from frontman Chris Patterson, who also wrote, or co-wrote, the quality material found on the album.
From the first bars of the opening track, they command instant attention, with a catchy, electric guitar riff that opens up the hard driving country/rocker, "State Of Mental Health".

Then, as I start to make my way through the album, I find myself making comparisons with Idaho, singer/songwriter Pinto Bennett and his Motel Cowboys, (sadly, now disbanded, they toured the UK club scene extensively, in the early 90s) both in musical and vocal style, none more so than in one of my favourite tracks on the album, the wonderful "Whiskey", a great song that can't help but put a smile on your face.

Whether they're hard rockin' with "Lies" and "Next Of Kin", or playing solid country tunes with "Whiskey" and "Hard Luck Story", all colours of Country music are visited effortlessly, in between.

I predict a bright future for this band of very, talented musician's!! "Anywhere On Good Roads" is a class album that you should definitely have in your collection!!