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Lonesome Miles

by Root Cellar Xtract

Soulful California Country Rock
Genre: Rock: Country-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. South Dakota Sky
4:51 $0.99
2. Mystery Lady
5:07 $0.99
3. Everytime
5:15 $0.99
4. Kentucky Heartbreak
3:17 $0.99
5. It Ain't Easy
4:21 $0.99
6. Abandoned and Alone
5:08 $0.99
7. Six Feet Closer to Hell
5:29 $0.99
8. I Know
3:52 $0.99
9. Forever Is Never
4:36 $0.99
10. A Little Love in Your Arms
4:16 $0.99
11. Space Between Places
4:18 $0.99
12. Fork in That Dark Road
3:17 $0.99
13. She's the Edge of the Night
4:05 $0.99
14. Space Under the Hood
3:50 $0.99
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Album Notes
“For anyone who misses that distinct emotional feeling those songs that came out of the ’70s Laurel Canyon scene gave them, There aren’t many people making music like that anymore, and even if there were, it’s doubtful anyone could do it with the precision and artistry Root Cellar Xtract does.”
— Mike Breen, Cincinnati CityBeat
Cincinnati, Ohio,

Original & Soulful Laurel Canyon, California Country-Roots Rock inspired by Buffalo Springfield, Poco, The Band, Eagles, Jackson Browne, Lil’ Feat and Pure Prairie League. RCx released their critically acclaimed first album, “Rear View Mirror Eyes” in May of 2017. They will follow up with their second release, “Lonesome Miles” on 6 April 2019 at Fretboard Brewing. “Lonesome Miles” contains 14 new songs and was recorded in Northern Kentucky at Group Effort Studios.

Steve Mueller - Pedal Steel
Phil Burkhead – Piano & Vocals
Jim Pelz – Guitar/Songwriter and Vocals
Josh Metzger – Acoustic Guitar and Vocals
Nick Hach - Drums
Sam Reuscher – Bass and Vocals
Clyde Bailey - Singer/Songwriter/Acoustic Guitar & Vocals

Root Cellar Xtract’s music and sound is deeply rooted in the earliest origins of true “Country-Rock”. RCX’s sounds harkens back to the era of the mid 60’s to early 70’s and hills of Laurel Canyon, California which was the birthplace of Country Rock. With names like Neil Young, David Crosby, Stephen Stills Graham Nash, J.D. Souther, Richie Furay, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, and Gram Parsons that bounced across multiple bands like Buffalo Springfield, Poco, Flying Burrito Brothers, The Eagles and The Byrds. Not unlike the founding members of Country-Rock, the members of RootCellarXtract have played in multiple bands from this musical space not only in Cincinnati but also across the country and Europe. Although based in Cincinnati, Root Cellar Xtract draws as well from its own "edge of Dixie" geography with most of the band either living in Northern Kentucky or with deep Kentucky Roots. The band‘s live performance was recently featured on radio on Lexington Kentucky’s “Red Barn Radio” WGAD. Rootsy soulfulness with a stripped-down purity; a maturity, if you will; that makes this a thoroughly modern outfit.

Further connecting the historical musical dots, a founding band within this country-rock space, Pure Prairie League also got their start in Cincinnati back in the early 70s by playing as the house band at the New Dilly in Mt Adams. In fact, RCx Master Pedal Steel Guitar Player, Steve Mueller, attributes his start on Pedal steel to seeing PPL at the New Dilly with John Call on Pedal Steel. Steve and John had a reunion of sorts last year at PPL’s performance at the Ludlow Garage. Late last year RootCellarXtract discovered they had a fan in one of the former members of Pure Prairie League, Larry Goshorn. They then collaborated and co-authored lyrically on one of the new tunes from “Lonesome Miles’, “Abandoned & Alone” contained on Side A.

Side A of the new album represents the band’s continued dedication to the classic country-rock genre through songs such as “South Dakota Sky”, “Every Time” and “It Ain’t Easy”. Also on Side A is RCx’s 2018 single release “Kentucky Heartbreak”. RCx decided to even get a little “swampy” with the tune “Mystery Lady”. The tune “Six Feet Closer to Hell” was a last moment addition to the album. Bailey had written the tune over the weekend and literally on the last day of recording he presented the tune to the band for the first time and the band decided to record it having never played it live. Then by design, RCx decided to dedicate Side B of the album to stretching out a bit musically. With a Bluegrass tune in “I Know”, a “Cryin’ country song” in “Forever is Never”. Since their first release in 2017, the band added three jazz musicians the band’s rhythm section (Burkhead, Hach and Reuscher). The impact of this decision can particularly be experienced on side B with such grooved up songs as “Space Under the Hood”, “Little Love In Your Arms” and “Space Between Places”, “Fork In The Dark Road” and “She’s the Edge of the Night”.

RCx has quickly become known for their growing roster of music talent. So much so that CityBeat referred to them as “Cincinnati’s All-Star Band”. After playing on their first album and helping them produce it, renowned guitar player and songwriter Jim Pelz (Hickory Robot), jumped on board joined the band in late 2018, further rounding out their roster of players. Jim has brought his songwriting prowess and collection to the band as well. The combination of Pelz and Bailey as a songwriting team is an absolutely formidable aspect of this band.

The band released the song “South Dakota Sky” on video in March of 2019. This song was written about Clyde’s time in South Dakota on a cattle ranch.

The band is a composite of local stand out musicians from the tightly woven musical fabric of Cincinnati, Ohio. Another particularly noteworthy aspect of this band is the level of musicianship. This band is loaded up with Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (CCM) graduates plus Berklee College of Music. There’s even a jazz music professor on board (Burkhead). Root Cellar Xtract (RCx) is working hard to put Cincinnati back on the country-rock map. RCx band members have shared the stage with such prominent acts as “The Marshall Tucker Band, Dickie Betts, Commander Cody, Cowboy Junkies, The Wallflowers, The Romantics, The Temptations, Sam Bush, John Cowan, Tony Bennet, Chuck Berry, and James Brown.

Formed in 2017 by Clyde Bailey, who writes the band's original compositions, Root Cellar Xtract represents the culmination of rich musical careers coming together in perfect harmony. Bailey is an established solo artist whose earlier band, Clyde and the Loonies, was a favorite of the (late and legendary) radio station WOXY, particularly for the song "Mr. Don't You" and won the Best Band Cincinnati contest in 1996. Bailey also toured Europe with his Band that he fronted "The Clyde Bailey Band". Clyde hand-picked the other members of RootCellarXtract to achieve the throwback sound he had in his head. A sound created by weaving the pedal steel, piano, twangy telecaster, groovin’ rhythm section plus acoustic guitar weaving throughout surrounded by 4 part vocal harmonies. All of this now combined with the songwriting chops of both Bailey and Pelz.

They released their first album called “Rear View Mirror Eyes” which has been featured on PBS as well as received many favorable critical reviews. They play all over the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area to include venues like Ludlow Garage, Southgate House, Fretboard, Braxton & Arnolds. This year the band has also opened up for a number of national acts and are due to play regionally in Nashville, Louisville, Indianapolis, Lexington, Columbus and Asheville. As this Country-Rock genre continues to gain a resurgent popularity across the country, bands from other cities like “High South” of Nashville” and “Freeway Revival” of Asheville, have reached out to RCx to share the stage at both the Ludlow Garage and Southgate House. RCx has an ever growing fan base of “RCXers” that follow then from show to show!



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