From the New Album "Chris Compton and the Ruby Brunettes" Available March 30!

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the first release from Chris Compton and his band the Ruby Brunettes is a meditative and ethereal collection. Yet even without the pulsing backbeat of bass and percussion the songs are bouyant and catchy, carried along by lilting piano phrases that flutter around mellow grooves created by the baritone trombone, all woven together with dark threads of ambient electric guitar. The album is at once retro and modern, mundane and spiritual, and seems to strive for some form of timelessness. From the rootsy, almost nursery rhyme-like refrain of "Little Birdy" to the tonally complex, haunting melody of "Apparitions," each song has a character of its own yet is still able to blend well into the same mix. Tracks for the album were culled from live sessions and then layered in the studio with very little additions giving a true representation of the band's sound as a quartet.

 

 

 

Join Chris and the rest of the Ruby Brunettes for the official CD Release on March 30th at Tapps Art Center on Main Street in Columbia, SC.

Doors open at 7pm

Music starts at 8pm with The Post Timey String Band

$5 cover

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this new album is a collection of some of the history, folk lore and cultural phenonmena from remote locations in South Carolina. Each of the eight songs tells a story that is unique to the Palmetto state. From the wounded soldier who was brought back to life with the waters from the Healing Springs, the small town flooded by the Santee river now lying beneath Lake Marion, to the fence of skulls and bones that lines a dirt road in Lonestar and the story of the discovery of rare and elusive Oconee Bell flower.

 

 

 

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