Ron Freeman & The Revelators – Assassins EP
Mr. Freeman’s band just released a 4 song EP titled “Assassins” where each song is a love song from the perspective of a presidential assassin. It features Bill Pratt on pedal steel guitar (ex Bill Mallonee sideman on “Permafrost”) and was mastered by TW Walsh (formerly of Pedro the Lion). The music has some resemblance to that of ‘Bill Mallonee’ of ‘Vigilantes of Love‘ fame. Americana-country-folk vibe used to gentle effect in well paced quietly unfolding tales of longing and heartache. Nice discovery; and now I feel I need to listen to all of this artist’s back-catalog.
Influences: Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Mark Kozelek, Great Lake Swimmers, Bright Eyes, Devin Davis, Toad The Wet Sprocket, REM, Gillian Welch, Bill Mallonee, Magnetic Fields, Mendoza Line, Clem Snide, Old 97’s, Matt Texter, Patty Griffin, Pedro The Lion, U2, Emmylou Harris, Ryan Adams, Tree By Leaf, Decemberists, The National, Paul Westerberg, Sufjan Stevens, Okkervil River, and the delicious taste of Florida Oranges