Howe Glassman-vocals, guitar, harp
Larry Winchester-lead guitar,backing vocals
Skip Piper-drums, backing vocals
Michael Eck-mandolin,lap steel,slide
Everyone's got an Alt. Country
band these days. Howe Glassman has had his since '95. Before that he had
a scruffy punk band called The Dugans, who combined amateurish playing
with 3 chord simpleness and just a touch of a country feel. When that act
finally played itself out and he got dumped by a longtime girlfriend, Howe
headed straight for a six month bender and the Hank Williams box set. Propping
himself up and seeing the light at the bottom of the bottle, he formed
a country power trio called the Coal Palace Kings. They first tossed
out the "Asskicker Theme" on the Half Assed Comp 7" and then went
straight to the 3-song "Bovina" 7" (both still available on the
KranePool imprint. Fleshing the sound out as a 4 piece, the "Pine Away"
came out next as did 3 subsequent tows. Players came and went, songs where
written and then quickly forgotten, and the latest CD, "Everyone's Got
Drinking Stories" was born. Lump it in with the whole ND movement if
you will, but toss in a reference or three to the Stones, punk rock, and
a train going off the rails, cuz it's all there brother! There's no doubt
you'll get all weepy over the tale of "Old Blue" along with the
Schaefer soaked violin in "You And Me", but pay attention to the
blast that is "This Is What It Sounds Like" and the Keithness of
Will Be Happy", and we're pretty sure you'll take them out of the classifiable
category and add them to yer list of favorite rockin'/drikin'-driii~'/rockin'
That's the story as of yesterday. If you need to be updated any further, give us a ring here at KranePool Central or drop us a line via email. We always respond.
Thank you and we hope to hear from you soon.
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