Track Premiere : The Mallett Brothers Band “Onowa”

The new single from The Mallett Brothers Band, ‘Onowa’, is named for the town in which the Mallett Brothers were raised just north of Willimantic, Maine.  It’s a classic train wreck story – and this one’s also true.  As Luke Mallett explains “There’s this Tressel that is in the middle of nowhere. You have to hike into it. When I was a kid, we used to go out and walk onto it. It’s massive….there was a trainwreck that happened in 1919. It was the Cross Canadian Railway at the time, going from Prince Edward Island running all the way across to Montreal. There was a really nasty trainwreck out there. 23 people ended up dying.”  With a huge drum sound and fuzzy, reverb-tinged guitars the tune recalls the honest storytelling & rock flourishes typical of groups like the Drive-by Truckers or The Jayhawks.

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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