Tuesday, June 11, 2013


TRUTH & SALVAGE CO. will hit the road for five weeks beginning July 23, the very same day their new album PICK ME UP(Megaforce/Sony RED)--a stirring blend of rock and Americana--hits stores.  The trek will kick off in their adopted hometown of Nashville and will weave through the southern U.S., across the country through the northwest with a stop in Los AngelesAugust 24 before wrapping September 1 in Little Rock, AR.  Tickets for these shows go on sale Friday, June 14. Meanwhile, the album’s first single “Appalachian Hilltop” officially arrived at radio stations nationwide today (6/11).

The band--Scott Kinnebrew (guitars/lap steel/mandolin/vocals), Tim Jones (guitars/vocals), Walker Young(piano/organ/accordion/vocals), Adam Grace (organ/piano/Wurlitzer/additional background vocals) Bill “Smitty” Smith(drums/percussion/vocals), and Dean Moore (bass/ additional background vocals)--toured very heavily in support of their 2010 debut album, including runs with The Black Crowes and the Avett Brothers.  Of a 2011 Colorado show, the Denver Post said, “Truth and Savage Co. is about as tight as any professional band out there…The four-part vocal harmonies on nearly every song sounded flawless...(2/28/11).”

“We’re itching to get back out on the road again,” says Smitty. “But these new songs were road-tested before we recorded the album--we wrote them out on the road--so we know the material well and feel like we’re going to be in fighting shape the first night out.”

Their second album PICK ME UP (Megaforce/Sony RED) is a work that powerfully builds on their acclaimed 2010 self-titled debut album. Distinguished by their four lead vocalists and five songwriters, plus soaring four-part harmonies and a strong guitar-keyboard meld, the band co-produced the album this time around with Jon Ashley, while longtime band cohort Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses) handled the mix. It is a joyous tour de force recorded at Echo Mountain studio in Asheville, NCthat features 12 original tracks and a cover of Joe South’s Grammy-winning 1968 hit “Games People Play.”  Opening with the plaintive “The Bad Times,” the album shifts into high gear with “Silver Lining” and keeps the highlights coming with such songs as “Appalachian Hilltop,” “Bird On The Wing,” “I’m Not Your Boyfriend,” the title track and the rollicking“So Sad.”

TRUTH & SALVAGE Co.’s multiple lead singers and songwriters gained them a legion of fans, including Chris Robinson ofThe Black Crowes, who produced their first album.  They released their debut in 2010, which was a noteworthy year forTRUTH & SALVAGE CO.: “More Than 103,000 Miles…Crossed Mississippi River 21 Times…732 Hotel Rooms…and 312 shows,” to quote the words that appear onscreen at the outset of the band’s video for their signature live-show-closer,“Pure Mountain Angel,” a song the group performed on their national television debut on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” In hisRolling Stone review of the debut, David Fricke called it “…everything you need for a classic-rock party: muscular treble guitar, Hammond organ and four singer-songwriters harmonizing…(6/24/10)”

TRUTH & SALVAGE CO. were cited as a “Top 10 Band To Watch This Summer” (2010) by USA Today and Rolling Stone’s Fricke added, “This sly California sextet draw on irresistible history (Buffalo Springfield, the Band) to spell out the modern trials of peace and love…Truth and Salvage Co. have what it takes for a long haul, in the country-R.E.M. breeze of ‘101’ and saloon glow of ‘She Really Does It For Me.’”

DATE                          CITY                                        VENUE
Thu      6/13                 Lafayette, LA                           Blue Moon Saloon
Thu      7/4                   Indianapolis, IN                       Fountain Square Music Festival

Appalachian Hilltop Family Reunion (benefit show for Wellston HS Marching Band)
Sat       7/6                   Wellston, OH                            Jackson County Fairgrounds
Tue      7/23                 Nashville, TN                            Exit/In
Thu      7/25                 Atlanta, GA                              Smith’s Olde Bar
Fri        7/26                 Birmingham, AL                       The Nick
Sat       7/27                 Jackson, MS                            Hal and Mals
Sun      7/28                 Mobile, LA                              Alabama Music Box
Wed     7/31                 San Antonio, TX                     Sam’s Burger Joint
Thu      8/1                   Austin, TX                               Stubbs BBQ (indoors)
Fri        8/2                   Houston, TX                           Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
Sat       8/3                   Dallas, TX                              The Prophet Bar
Tue      8/6                   Santa Fe, NM                         SOL Santa Fe
Thu      8/8                   Aspen, CO                              Belly Up Aspen
Fri        8/9                   Denver, CO                            Larimer Lounge
Sun      8/11                 Salt Lake City, UT                  The State Room
Mon     8/12                 Boise, ID                                Neurolux
Thu      8/15                 Eugene, OR                            W.O.W. Hall
Fri        8/16                 Portland, OR                          White Eagle
Sat       8/17                 Seattle, WA                            Sunset Tavern
Sun      8/18                 Bellingham, WA                      The Shakedown
Wed     8/21                 Sacramento, CA                     Marilyn’s On K
Thu      8/22                 Mill Valley, CA                       Sweetwater Music Hall
Fri        8/23                 San Francisco, CA                 Café du Nord
Sat       8/24                 West Hollywood, CA             Troubadour
Sun      8/25                 San Diego, CA                       The Griffin
Tue      8/27                 Tucson, AZ                             Club Congress
Thu      8/29                 Flagstaff, AZ                           The Green Room
Sun      9/1                   Little Rock, AR                       Juanita’s

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