American Minor - Live @ Smith Bar Atlanta, GA
This has to one of the best sounding grass roots live recordings I've ever herd. Live off the stage, while the band played at Smith Bar, Atlanta,GA. I don't have the date, but this band is just good ol' plain ROCK! Play loud at your next wine and reefer party. Great sound. Great Band. Don't miss it. Thanx Teeder and Bryan T over at Real Rock Pro for this turn on.
American Minor is a five-piece Southern rock band from Huntington, West Virginia. The band first performed live in 2002 and remained unsigned until they contracted with pop and hip-hop label Jive Records two years later. Prior to signing with Jive the band performed opening acts for notorious rock icons such as David Lee Roth at NASCAR events, and George Thorogood at Gruene Hall.
To date the band has recorded two CDs, the five-song Buffalo Creek EP and an eleven-song, self-titled, full-length CD. The EP featured keyboardist Benmont Tench of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers fame while the self-titled CD was mixed by the illustrious Rob Schnapf and produced by Christopher Thorn and Brad Smith of Blind Melon
Although the band is referred to as "alt-country" on their website, many critics have placed them in the "hard rock" or "Southern rock" genre. Critics have compared their sound with that of The Black Crowes, MC5, or a combination of John Lennon and The Rolling Stones. Despite these comparisons, the band has also been praised for its originality and exuberance in magazines such as Transworld Skateboarding, indicating that American Minor can maintain appeal well beyond the bounds of the retro-rock crowd.
Robert McCutcheon, Vocals
Bud Carroll, Lead Guitar
Josh Gragg, Rhythm Guitar
Bruno, Bass Guitar
Josh Knox, Drums
Posted by wino at Thursday, November 02, 2006