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For Sale By Owner

by Quarter Draw Band

Quarter Draw Band plays Americana … a rootsy blend we call Rhythm & Western.
Genre: Country: Alt-Country
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1. Put It Back On Me
5:10 $0.79
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2. Blind Leading The Broken
4:01 $0.79
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3. B-Movie Love Affair
4:28 $0.79
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4. Jefferson County
5:19 $0.79
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5. Beer Dreamin'
3:23 $0.79
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6. Chase Them Blues Away
3:33 $0.79
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7. Gatlinburg
4:25 $0.79
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8. Heartache
4:19 $0.79
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9. Loretta
4:51 $0.79
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10. Literary Masterpiece
4:02 $0.79
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11. End Of The Gig
4:16 $0.79
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Album Notes
Country. Blues. Barroom rock. Full-tilt southern boogie. Honky-tonk. Blue-eyed soul. Twang. Americana. Roots music. If the Quarter Draw Band was a dog, it would definitely be a tail-wagging, beer-lapping, two-stepping mutt.

Based in Southern Illinois, Quarter Draw Band consists of five musicians who have been around the block a few times -- or maybe a lot of times. Between them, they've been in dozens of bands, dating back to 60s - country bands, blues bands, lounge bands, hard rock bands, horn bands, psychedelic bands. Bass player Jody Jones, for example, played in a country band in England - and in what may have been the only heavy-rock band cover band in the Persian Gulf in the '70s.

On their debut album, "For Sale by Owner," QDB's material veers from curb to curb like a 2 a.m. drunk leaving the corner tavern. It ranges from twangy two-steppers like "Heartache" to Southern-fried rockers like "Gatlinburg;" from cinematic boogie tunes like "B-Movie Love Affair" to suds-soaked odes to booze and jukeboxes like "Beer Dreamin'."

And on any given night, the band might cover material from Elmore James to JJ Cale, the Beatles to Tennessee Ernie Ford, George Jones to the Grateful Dead.

Victor Kreuiter, who plays keys, sax and blues harp, calls QDB's music "rhythm and western," and Jones thinks of it as "a big musical jambalaya." Guitarists Claude Crisler and Marty Richter round out the group; all the members write and sing.

"When someone brings in a new song, we've pretty much given up trying to decide if it's a country song, or a rock song, or a blues song," Richter said. "If we like it, we go with it, especially if it's something that makes you want to hit the dance floor, or drop a dollar in the jukebox."

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PD Enterprises

Very cool. Great road music.
Great stuff for popping into the CD player and taking a long raod trip. It will keep you cruisin.
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Diane

It gets my toes tapping
This cd has such a wide variety of music, some of it happy and some of it full of heartache, but I just love it. Being from Missouri, hearing Jefferson County makes me laugh. Take a listen, you'll love it too!
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Jake

Bluesy Rock That's Just Good Music
Quarter Drawn Band's CD FOR SALE BY OWNER is a throwback to a time when people didn't worry about costumes or pyrotechnics or other tricks to get their point across. They relied on being able to play their music and play it well. It was good product for the money, and Quarter Drawn Band shows why it was so damned GOOD.
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Ed

Earthy and Real
This CD makes me want to drive out into the countryside of southern Illinois, have a kegger at someone’s parent’s farm, put this on the boombox and get sloppy drunk and try to make out with a chick, and drive my car into a ditch. I’m not kidding.

The music has tons of influence from other artists (Chuck Berry, early Stones, barroom country) but has a sound uniquely its own. Good, earthy, fun music -- listen to this and expect to get your fingernails dirty.
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Rootstime (Belgian e-zine)

Nothing world-shaking, but an excellent album with something for everyone.
Victor Kreuiter, one of the members of the Quarter Band, is a happy man. His daughter, who lives in Germany, is due to give birth any moment. She can count on the support and care of the future grandparents.
On top of that, Kreuiter's Quarter Draw Band recently gave birth to its debut album. Instead of the usual sugar beans, we were surprised with a copy of the album, "For Sale by Owner," and to our great joy, Rootstime can tell you that the birth was a very successful one and we're looking forward to further additions to the Quarter Draw Band's family.
Kreuiter and his bandmates can normally be found in Wood River, Illinois, and for years they've been active in country bands, blues bands, hard rock bands, psychedelic bands, lounge bands. You will undoubtedly find a number of these musical styles on this album. Bass player Jody Jones calls QDB's music "a big musical jambalaya," whiled Victor prefers "rhythm & western." As far as we're concerned, we classify "For Sale By Owner" in the category of "good roots music."
The openers, "Put it Back on Me" and "Blind Leading the Broken" are the kind of bluesy, swampy numbers patented by Tony Joe White and the late Luke Walter Jr., with solid blues harp playing and guitar licks that still sound very good in your ears.
They precede the rocker "B-Movie Love Affair," with an opening guitar lick borrowed from Chuck Berry and references to Mark Knopfler and early Dire Straits.
The band's contention that "if the Quarter Draw Band was a dog, it would definitely be a tail-wagging, beer-lapping, two-stepping mutt" is absolutely right, because the Quarter Draw Band samples various styles, and can move move between them all.
With "Jefferson County" and "Gatlinburg," they switch to classic Southern rock, and the honky tonker "Beer Dreamin" and the twangy two-stepper "Heartache" show the country side of the Quarter Draw Band. The happy, swinging dance tune "Loretta" will probably be a real sing-along song live.
The real barroom rockers among us will undoubtedly love "Literary Masterpiece," and can still enjoy a simple and traditional blues song like "Chase Them Blues Away." "End of the Gig" is a beautiful ballad that fits perfectly in the broad, colorful palette of these 11 original songs.
Overall, nothing world-shaking, but an excellent album with something for everyone. QDB can count on a promising future, a kiss from the teacher and approving looks!
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