That melange is on full display in the new video for “Farewell,” a recent ballad whose soulful harmonies, loping groove, and gorgeous piano/guitar interplay all recall none other than the Band. And if hearing those ingredients is one thing, actually seeing them come together in this performance video adds another level to the experience altogether — and lets you see just how much of a congress the Congress truly is.
When the vocals drop off for an extended section midway through, for example, we get to watch the band’s fluent give-and-take in action; the guitar and piano trade solos as if this whole affair is just a couple of old friends sitting around enjoying and listening to each other play — which is very likely the truth.
"Truthfully, there is not a weak track on the album."
"The Congress is made up of a number of extremely talented musicians who are flawless at transplanting themselves into any genre, or story they are telling. Their creativity throughout this record emphasizes not only their versatility as artists, but also the extensive knowledge they have of their craft. Saying there is “a little bit of everything on this record” is an understatement, and I can only imagine what this group is capable of doing live."
"What’s striking on “The Game” is how natural and effortless the sound feels tied together."
At nine songs strong, The Game is a canvas painted with country bangers, rocking ramblers, and tender tunes tinted by the hues of country, soul, and good old rock n’ roll. Click here to read the Mother Church Pew interview
Fresh mix of rock ‘n’ roll, old school soul, classic country, and searing psychedelia. Click here to read the GroundSounds interview
Tweed bassman clone amps at @MusicEmporium in KY, vinyl at Wax Trax in CO & Phil Collins. Click here to read the Route 66 feature with The Bluegrass Situation
Live for Live Music is premiering the track "New Amsterdam" from the forthcoming record The Game. Click here to check it out.
"The band's infectious sound is truly out of the rock and roll tradition, high-energy music that brings influences from soul, country, psychedelia and more."
"Do I have your heart?" croons singer Scott Lane, with unmistakable vulnerability. Lane's got a quivering voice, like his soul's clasped in the tops of his throat. This band is on the verge of major success... and hopefully avoids the pitfalls of [redacted], bands that end up plugging their music in car commercials.
Click here to check out the article by Glide Magazine, who is premiering the single "Home Again" from the forthcoming album The Game.
"The track offers an orchestrated folk presentation that moves slowly from confessional acoustic to one of cinematic lustre."