Dead Root Revival “Maybe Baby” Canadian alt. country group release their debut album

Dead Root Revival
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Dead Root Revival play driving Alt. Country on their single ‘Maybe Baby’.  Channelling some grungy guitar tones that would be at home on any early Drive-By Truckers or Uncle Tupelo album, the band delivers a solid foundation for singer Tom Savage to spin his tale over.   The tune features some great Muscle Shoals-style Wurlitzer playing by Tony Silvestri.   This song is from the band’s debut L.P. ‘The Controller’s Exam’.  The album was produced by David Barbe in Athens Georgia and recorded on 16-track analogue tape.

Savage describes making the album, “Our goal with this record was to capture the energy of our live show, and really give DRR fans something special. I think we’ve achieved that with The Controller’s Exam. It was an incredible experience travelling down to Athens to work with David. His experience and palpable enthusiasm for doing things analogue set us at ease, and allowed us to really focus on performing to the top of our abilities.”

About Ed Donnelly 147 Articles
Ed Donnelly is a multi-instrumentalist, recording engineer and record producer from Los Angeles. He has worked with Willie Nelson, Crowded House, Marc Cohn, Jools Holland, Matchbox Twenty, The Cult, BoyHaunt, Gladys Knight, Trent Summar and The West Coast Mob, Smashing Pumpkins, Del McCoury, OK Go, Exodus, Molly Leach, Tom Morello, O.A.R., Madness, The Crystal Method, DrunkHungry, Deadmau5, Zac Brown, CrysP Tyger, Bighead Todd and the Monsters, Jake Shimabukuro, Barenaked Ladies, Tsar, Killola and more. Donnelly regularly performs with Nathan Jacques as well as Little Silver Hearts and records with GhostsDream. Little known fact: He previously held Top Secret Security Clearance with the U.S. Department of State and Q Clearance from the Department of Energy. He currently runs The Barber’s Basement Recording Studio in Highland Park and is a partner in The Atmos at Lemontree Studio.
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