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.
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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?