Our first full-length record, How It Used To Be, featuring eight brand new original tunes and two traditional numbers, is out now. You can grab it for download on iTunes and Amazon, or you can pick up a physical copy by heading over to our store.
Thanks again to Shane O’hara for co-producing and engineering, to Eric Ritter for mastering, to Tyler Pawelzik for illustrating, to everyone who supported the release with a pre-order and/or personal enthusiasm, and you - for being here!
We got some new stuff, and now you can too. Swing over to our web store for fresh gear, y’all.
Al Scorch, along with Coal Town Rounders, playing for the everyperson.
Grafting their passion for Appalachian music and harmony singing to 21st century sensibilities, Northeast Pennsylvania-based quartet Coal Town Rounders are making their own moves in a genre that’s heavy on the tradition. With a foundational repertoire of bluegrass material you’d expect in a group twice their age, the band is poised to expand the reach and relevance of traditional music with their unique and hard-driving sound. Performing live around a single microphone lends a timeless quality to an old-time approach and showcases the human element of interaction inherent in acoustic music.
Following the release of ‘Numero Uno,’ their 2013 EP of traditional bluegrass tunes, the band has been well received by audiences throughout its home state of Pennsylvania, the northeast, and stretches of the midwest. They have shared the stage with a range of nationally touring acts including Emmy Lou Harris, Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Lumineers, The Grascals, and The Roys, and budding groups such as Cabinet, The Tillers, Wood & Wire, and The Barefoot Movement.
Coal Town Rounders are currently touring in support of their first full-length record, released in May of 2015. ‘How It Used To Be’ is a recording that attests to the enduring qualities which define the style of music known as bluegrass. It is evident that the band has absorbed the traditions inherent to this idiosyncratic American art form, and they have melded the genre’s vocabulary with the unique musical influences each member brings to the fold. Filtered through the artistic ethos of blue collar/post punk/DIY culture, it is a thoroughly modern record, imbued with studied bluegrass tradition.
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