The Gravel-Aires “If the Devil Don’t Want Her” – With a Stonesy swagger, Vancouver roots rockers The Gravel-Aires deliver their new single

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With a Stonesy swagger, Vancouver roots rockers The Gravel-Aires deliver their new single, ‘If the Devil Don’t Want Her’.  Songwriters Mark Branscombe and Michael Mahoney have released their third album, ‘Westerly’, a follow-up to 2021’s ‘Headlights in the Rearview Mirror’.  The song has a slowed-down boogie that sits underneath a loping slide guitar and gravelly vocal. In Mahoney’s view, “What I love about playing in The Gravel-Aires now is it feels like a throwback to my first musical loves, the Stones and The Faces, Bill Monroe, Hank Williams and John Lee Hooker. I am eternally disappointed that I just missed the Summer of Love.”

About Ed Donnelly 153 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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