Saturday, August 6, 2011

RODNEY PARKER & 50 PESO REWARD RELEASE "LIVE IN THE LIVING ROOM"

Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward just released the follow-up to last year's The Apology Part 1 EP with a new live album appropriately entitled Live in the Living Room (through Smith Music Group). On it, the Denton, TX-based sextet touch on material from not only that EP, but also their two previous full-length studio efforts, 2005's Blow Out The Soot and their highly-lauded 2008 release The Lonesome Dirge, as well as premiering two new songs, "Where the Bright Lights Glow Me" and "Skin and Bones."

The album was recorded live at the band's house with no amplification in front of an audience of about 30 friends, family and industry people. It was then later mixed on the premises, and has no post-production alterations, overdubs or studio-trickery affecting any of the performances... it's the show exactly as it was played and heard that night. While this intimate acoustic performance is decidedly different from their explosive 'plugged-in' live shows that they're renowned for, the Pesos' musical chemistry and dynamics are still undeniably intact on this recording, not to mention that these earthier takes only solidify how remarkable these songs and Parker's commanding voice are.

The band consists of Rodney Parker (vocals, guitars), Danny Skinner (guitar, banjo), Zach Galindo (guitar), Brooks Kendall (bass), Tony Spiro (drums) and Hillary Early (dobro, vocals), the latter who is also currently a cast member on the CMT reality show, Texas Women.

RP50PR are also currently finishing up The Apology Part 2, their third full-length due out in December 2011 (also through Smith Music Group).

RODNEY PARKER & 50 PESO REWARD'S SUMMER/FALL 2011 TEXAS TOUR DATES

08.06 RADIO FREE TEXAS ROWDY BOAT TRIP 2011, UVALDE, TX
08.10 8.0 RESTAURANT AND BAR, FORT WORTH, TX
08.19 CHEATHAM STREET WAREHOUSE, SAN MARCOS, TX
08.24 THE AGAVE, STEPHENVILLE, TX
08.27 THE TAP, COLLEGE STATION, TX
09.09 LOLA'S SALOON, FORT WORTH, TX
09.15 GOLDEN LIGHT, AMARILLO, TX
09.16 THE BLUE LIGHT, LUBBOCK, TX
09.17 COTTON BOLL, VERNON, TX
10.15 WOODY'S TAVERN, FORT WORTH, TX
10.21 GRANADA THEATER, DALLAS, TX
(MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON)

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