Drummer turned nation artist, Jakeb Reel launched ‘(Ballad Of The) Free Fowl’ on July 1, 2023. It’s the first single from his self-titled debut EP, set to be launched later this yr. Becoming a member of him on the monitor is A Tribe of Horsman, the Nashville by means of Tulsa arduous rock band on the cusp of releasing their sophomore studio album. The band is fronted by Tulsa native, Dhalton Horsman. Though it might look like an unlikely pairing, the 2 camps have managed to create an thrilling sound that stands out even among the many most hip and present noisy developments in Nashville.
“I used to be thrilled they have been so keen to collaborate with me and I knew as quickly as I heard the primary notes hit within the studio that it was going to be one thing recent,” Reel stated. “In fact it was destined to be — Tribe’s sound is exceptional, huge. It hits you want an elephant.” Horsman and Reel have been mates for the reason that two met whereas taking part in in the identical backing band for an additional Nashville artist a while in the past. Horsman’s Tribe has been working diligently within the studio whereas additionally selling their newest launch ‘Reside on the 5 Spot.’
“Dhalton, Sam, Teddy and Ben have all grow to be very pricey mates of mine. They’re a few of the few individuals I belief essentially the most in Nashville and I really like their sound and imaginative and prescient,” Reel stated. “They’re little doubt the toughest working band I’ve seen in a very long time.”
‘(Ballad Of The) Free Fowl,’ hearkens again to an old-fashioned sound; drawing from the influences of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackfoot and Molly Hatchet morphed with a contemporary honky tonk twang and swagger. It’s keystones embrace the timeless laid again Tulsa sound, brilliant nation pedal metal, and arduous and heavy guitar solos; all of it flows collectively as a becoming backdrop for Reel’s lonesome baritone voice which rolls over all of it just like the thunder within the valleys of his house within the mountains of Western North Carolina.
The music was recorded during the last months of 2022 and is produced by Russ T. Nutz, a “raunchy tonk” singer in his personal proper and a very long time staple of the underground nation music scene. Russ T. Nutz (aka Russell Anders) has labored as an engineer on a number of albums together with Tellico’s Dehlia Low (2009), City Mountain’s Regular Operator (2011) and The Large Ol’ Nasty Getdown Volumes 1 and a pair of. He at present works on the highway as audio engineer for the Artimus Pyle Band.
“We have been in the course of mixing the music once we heard Gary Rossington had handed away,” Reel stated. “So clearly we needed to do one thing that will pay tribute to him and actually honor all the parents who we’ve misplaced not too long ago which have contributed a lot to our craft. You recognize, I hear of us say ‘no one makes actual nation music anymore’ or ‘oh no one is on the market doing it like they did again then,’ we completely are. We’re out right here making essentially the most out of whats left of the music business and I can present you a complete roster of artists you ain’t listening to however must be; we’re out right here. You simply ain’t wanting in the best hollar.”
Reel wrote the music a number of years in the past with a childhood pal he grew up taking part in music with. “We have been jamming and tossing a number of concepts round and he handed me a sheet of lyrics; I took them house, reworked them, minimize a demo and that was in all probability about 6 yeas in the past,” Reel stated. After his pricey pal and co-writer was recognized with a uncommon type or lymphoma, he determined to incorporate it on his debut document. “We sat down and acquired him arrange with BMI so despite the fact that he’s combating this terrible factor, that is the yr he additionally turned a songwriter and acquired his first co-write below his belt,” Reel stated. “Even when the music doesn’t go wherever, there have been so many proficient individuals concerned and everybody has given their best possible to make this factor particular…he hasn’t been capable of work like regular and so they have two youngsters to feed so the potential to assist considered one of my mates, my household has actually pushed me to get this document out.” Associates in low locations, proper?
Discover ‘Reside on the 5 Spot,’ the most recent launch from A Tribe of Horsman here.