Monday, September 21, 2015

Tedo Stone - Marshes

Pssssst.  Hey, over here! Do you want to get a rock and roll album.  How about an unabashed, unapologetic southern rock and roll with a vein of soul?  I've got one right here.  It's called Marshes, by Tedo Stone.  Tedo is a Georgia boy who grew up around music and was fronting a band in Covington motorcycle bars when he was 12.  While Marshes isn't his first recording (we reviewed his Good Go Bad in 2013), it seems that it is a bit of a coming out party in terms of scope and swagger.  The sound is big, with pounding percussion and layered guitars.  The vocals are '70s-style arena vocals with sincere emotion, a southern accent and, on several tracks, a good bit of soul.  And even though it is an album born to rock, a few tracks, such as "Home To It", display a deft touch when dialing it back for a soulful croon.

I have four great tracks streaming below, and you can check out the entire album at the Bandcamp link.  Marshes is out now on This Is American Music in digital, CD and vinyl formats.  Instant gratifications, folks. This is a great country, and Marshes is great American music.  By the way, the band has ten shows scheduled for October and one for November.  See the list at the bottom of the post.

This Is American Music

Tedo Stone Tour Dates
2 – Macon, Ga. @ Hummingbird w/ Gringo Star
3 – Porterdale, Ga. @Yellow River Fest w/ SUSTO, Johnny Delaware
21 – Charleston, S.C. @ Woolfe Street Playhouse w/ Susto
22 – Chapel Hill, N.C. @ Local 506 w/ Susto
23 – Washington, D.C. @ DC9 w/ Susto
24 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Visulite Theatre w/ Susto
26 – Knoxville, Tenn. @ Preservation Pub w/ Susto
28 – Jackson, Tenn. @ Downtown Tavern w/ Susto
29 – Jackson, Miss. @ Hal & Mals
31 – Lake Charles, La. @ My Place American Pub w/ Susto
4 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas w/ A. Sinclair

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