South Of Nowhere | 78016

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by South Of Nowhere

Texas blend of southern blues-rock with hint of country including fiddle, steel and mandolin.
Genre: Blues: Texas Style
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  Song Share Time Download
1. South Of Nowhere
4:01 $0.99
2. Lonely Rider
4:18 $0.99
3. Two Flags
3:55 $0.99
4. Sing To Me
3:22 $0.99
5. Roll Into Laredo
3:27 $0.99
6. It Makes No Difference
4:58 $0.99
7. Drive A Team
4:06 $0.99
8. Indigent Blues
5:17 $0.99
9. Forever More
4:06 $0.99
10. Fair Share Of Days
5:50 $0.99
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Album Notes
Legend has it that, when Butch Cook, Pat Bourcier, Layne Bales, and Mario Cassiano were born, they didn't cry or scream a lick. Instead, they came into this world humming and whistling a tune! They were born with music in their blood. Writing and playing isn't something they just wanted to do all their lives, it's something they had to do. It's sorta' like breathing to them.

Forming the band "SOUTH OF NOWHERE", and with the help of a few famous friends, their debut album "78016" is an amazing compilation of Texas-flavored blues and basic country music. With a salute to the influences of Willie Nelson, Joe Ely and Stevie Ray Vaughan, their collective sound is fresh, original and unique. Every song tells a story- lost love, lost chances, lost minds and even lost lives. It's the kind of music you want to sit back with a cold one in your hand and actually listen to.

The list of guest artists lending their talents to the album reads like a "Who's Who" of Texas music- including the legendary Augie Meyers on organ with- "Fair Share of Days." There's Mike Kennedy (of George Strait's 'Ace in the Hole' band) on drums; Ron Knuth on fiddle and mandolin (I swear Ron's fiddle actually cries real tears in some of these songs); Randy Reinhard on a steel guitar that just blows me away; and Wade Parker on damn near everything else, including piano, keyboards, and electric rhythm guitar. The backing vocals of Tommy Calame, Sybilla Irwin and Ginger Leigh are nothing short of remarkable!

George Harrison (the former BEATLE) once sang, "If you don't know where you're going, any road will do." Well, Butch, Pat, Layne and Mario may have taken different roads to get where they are today, but they've always known where they're going. All roads in their lives lead to "SOUTH OF NOWHERE." By the way, "78016" is the actual zip code of the small South Texas town of Devine, where the band is based.

Take the time to order your copy of "SOUTH OF NOWHERE - 78016", right now, here on the internet. It's easy as hell. (And while you're at it, be sure you have plenty of fresh tortilla chips, salsa, and an ice cold six-pack of your favorite brew in the fridge, when the CD arrives).

-Dennis M. DuPriest, San Antonio, Texas - April 2005



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Randolph Haass

I loved it , a great mix of blues and country
This cd has a great balance of blues, rock, country, everything I listen to and I think it is great. The vocals and rythem was great together. Everyone should by this cd. South of Nowhere 78016 is great

Allen Walker

Refreshing! I can listen to this CD over and over
This is great. Hope there's a follow up CD soon!

Ollie Boone

Very impressive album
This CD is fresh and original. The mixture of country, blues and rock is refreshing. Hope there are many more CD's from them.

Gabriel Gentry

This is one of the greatest I've ever listened. No wonder they're in the Top 10 in Corpus Christi. These people will be around for a long time. 78016 is just a scratch on the surface of the talent. I love hearing them on the radio but nothing compares to hearing South of Nowhere perform their 78016 hits live in concert!



steven Sanchez

I really enjoyed listening to the music. I am from Devine as well and I know mario. My brother in law jamie samudio is related to him, some how. Well good luck, and keep rocking.

Zikandar B.

I'm very impressed with the bands unique style and composition
You guys don't need to change a thing with your unique style,---- blending various types of Texas, blues, rock, country and hint of jazz. Your lead player has got to be one of the best I've heard (that hasn't already been on the top 10 groups) Mario really feels the song. And your Bass player has got to be one of the most "ON" bassman I've heard. Your drummer and bassman compliment each other like up and down the music sheet. I can't even imagine how you guys ever came up with the idea of mandeline, steel, fiddle and harmonica combo in this rock/blues combo. Let me also add last but not least, your lyrics are awesome. GREAT JOB! BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO!

Adam B.

Finally, tunes with a original sound, every song kicks butt !
I share the same zip code with this band but do not reside there anymore, what a breath of fresh air, and exciting to hear these tunes hitting close to home. Wonderful composition an album that you do not want to hit fast forward on.

mike macrae, san antonio express-news

bluesy, beer drinkin, cigar smokin, smokin music
I've been south of nowhere and I've even been to Devine Tx. But the new CD by South of Nowhere - 78016 - takes me back to the water-cooled, sawdust floors of many a drinking hole in South Texas.

The title track will tell you what it is like in this peculiar section of God's green earth, only it is mostly brown most of the time. The players have fine-tuned their instruments to fit the bluesy, beer-drinkin tone of the entire CD.

Two Flags, a civil war rendention that takes you to Butch Cook's former Kentucky whereabouts and is really really good. Roll Into Laredo is a frolicking, fun-loving episode of a first time trip to both sides of the Texas-Mexico border town.

The rest of the music references the cowboy in all of us and leads us to, in my opinion, the stellar cut of the CD, Fair Share of Days. The musical accomplices on this CD are outstanding, the stories touching, and the vocals moving.

Pluck down your $15 bucks or so and grab a cold one or simply set the cruise and lean back.


Best Country-Rock Around
So refreshing to hear a band with great sound of 'old' country mixed with blues and a touch of rock! My favorite song is DRIVE A TEAM.
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