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The Drunken Hearts

Wheels Of The City


SKU : LoHi-010
The Drunken Hearts "Wheels Of The City" album cover
Produced by Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth), the album was recorded at Silo Sound Studios in Denver, Colorado, and mastered by Jim Wilson. Called, “Boulder’s Americana Heroes” by 303 Magazine who writes, “Since their inception as a trio [in 2012], the now rock ‘n’ roll quintet has gained quite the reputation. Their music is raw Americana-rock, with a touch of country and a sprinkle of folk, and the result is a steaming and raucous sound full of emotion and energy.” On Wheels of the City, The Drunken Hearts deliver tales of adventure, love, risk, and realization. There’s an overarching feeling of positivity throughout the songs, yet they also contain undertones of the darkness that inhabits life. Aspen Daily News says, “The Drunken Hearts are magnetic, as they combine catchy beats with unique melodies to create a well-synced mixture of musical sensibilities.” Mixing their mountain-spirit with the twang of the south, this electrifying five-man band met and live in the Denver/Boulder area of Colorado. Acoustic guitarist and powerhouse lead singer, Andrew McConathy is originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, and is known for his compelling songwriting and distinct and expressive vocals. Joining him are pedal steel, dobro, and lap steel player Cody Russell and electric guitarist and vocalist Kory Montgomery, both from Arkansas, along with bassist Jon McCartan, from Upstate New York by way of Vermont, and, from the outskirts of Chicago, drummer Alex Johnson. The band wanted to try something new for this album: to create and record a new song each day, and continue that model until an entire album was realized. The result is eleven full-fledged, living, breathing, musical time capsules that make up Wheels of the City.
“The Drunken Hearts deliver an intimate perspective to a nostalgic rock and roll sound. Passionate vocals that are reminiscent of Eddie Vedder and country flavored pedal steel are both familiar and a newfound discovery.” –Paul Hoffman (Greensky Bluegrass)
The Drunken Hearts: Andrew McConathy – Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Vocals Cody Russell – Pedal Steel, Lap Steel, Dobro Jon McCartan – Electric Bass Kory Montgomery – Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Vocals Alex Johnson – Drums, Percussion Special Guests: Tim Carbone – Piano (tracks 1, 3, 5), Organ (3), Violin (3), Backing Vocals (7), Spoken Word (11), Percussion (1) Sheryl Renee – Backing Vocals (tracks 7, 9) Horn Section: Sam Hoyt – Trumpet (track 6) Sam Burris – Trombone (track 6) John Devivo – French Horn (track 6) Jay Rattman – Alto Sax, Flute, Clarinet, and Arrangement (track 6) String Section: Stephanie Bell – Violin (track 7) Chris Souza – Violin (track 7) Marsha Cahn – Viola (track 7) David Moulton – Cello (track 7) Jay Rattman – Arrangement (track 7) Produced by Tim Carbone / Engineered by Todd Divel / Recorded at Silo Sound Studios in Denver, CO Mixed by Todd Divel with Tim Carbone / Mastered by Jim Wilson at Jim Wilson Mastering Strings and Horns recorded by Don Sternecker at Mix-O-Lydian Recording
“I loved working on this record with The Drunken Hearts. Andrew sent me the acoustic demos of the songs and I sketched out the arrangements and instrumentation. The band essentially learned the songs and added their ideas the day we tracked them. It was an amazing stretch of hyper-creativity. I’m very proud of Wheels of the City!”–Tim Carbone (LoHi Records, Railroad Earth)

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