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Tailgates and Substitutes

by Solid Air

Americana, Country-Rock - "Somewhere between the We Five and 10,000 Maniacs". Great live energy and feel in a studio project. Classics like "Leavin' this Town" and "Whistle of the Wheels". (1999)
Genre: Folk: Power-folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Little Bird
3:47 album only
2. Take a Walk
3:08 album only
3. Whistle of the Wheels
4:10 album only
4. If You Took the Time
4:00 album only
5. In the Summertime
2:47 album only
6. Old Salt Pail
4:02 album only
7. Leavin' This Town
4:32 album only
8. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
4:40 album only
9. Taste of Love
3:18 album only
10. Get Rhythm
3:24 album only
11. Storm Damage Report
4:53 album only
12. Wrap It Around Your Finger
4:14 album only


Album Notes
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Allegra Broughton - vocals, guitars; Sam Page - vocals, basses; Steve Barbieri - 6 & 12 string guitars, vocals; Rick Cutler - drums; Harry Gale - electric guitar.

"We've been called everything from Americana to acoustic rock to folk-roots," says singer/ songwriter Allegra Broughton. If reviews of current CD "Tailgates and Substitutes" are any indication, favorable comparisons are in order with 10,000 Maniacs, Lucinda Willliams, the We Five and Bonnie Raitt. Quite a spread, but all in a day's work to this band, whose love of American & British folk/rock spans many decades and styles. PRESS DEMOCRAT ARTS ONLINE

"Great Alterna-Country rockin' band from northern California...Broughton warbles like a bird in one breath and rocks hard when the material demands it.", BOB CIANCI, RIVER REPORTER, NY

"Somewhere between the We Five and 10,000 Maniacs", BILL FRATER, www.freighttrainboogie.com

"Built around the songwriting-singing duo of Allegra Broughton and Sam Page... can breeze through sunny-day acoustic folk; and rock harder as a quartet, deepening the grooves and sharpening the bluesy edges. With Broughton's throaty vocals out front, the crisply produced CD's 10 original songs stand up well in the company of Johnny Cash's "Get Rhythm" and Bob Dylan's "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere," fitting into the same engaging alternative, country-tinged, folk-rock fold that embraces Lucinda Williams and Mare Winningham.", Derk Richardson, SF BAY GUARDIAN ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT.

****4 Stars
In the Americana music scene it's, without any doubt, one of the best releases for this year. "Tailgates and Subsitutes" includes 10 original songs and 2 beautiful covers. Let's start with the covers, because most of you will know them: "You Ain't Going Nowhere" (Bob Dylan). The title of the CD comes from this song and it has a shakin' mid-tempo version, sang with the artful voice of singer Allegra Broughton and her flowing 12-string guitar melting away. Johnny Cash's "Get Rhythm" has an intro that fits perfectly into "Lay Down Sally" and is more beautiful with the 3-voice harmony singing. Two times bingo.

"Solid Air's own songs are even better than the covers of the grand masters and they are as good as the best writing of people such as Lucinda Williams (If You Took The Time), 10.000 Maniacs (In The Summertime, Taste Of Love), Gram Parsons (Whistle Of The Wheels) and Emmylou Harris. Also sounds of Richard & Linda Thompson are recognised (Old Salt Pail) and the last song (Wrap It Around Your Finger) reminds us to Chi Coltrain's (Go Like Elijah). For us, enjoyable references. For people who enjoy "Americana Roots Music", don't miss this one."Tailgates and Subsitutes" is a more than beautiful CD. Discover this band." DANY HEYVAERT, ROOTSTOWN MUSIC MAGAZINE.



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