On debut launch, NC nation artist conjures southern rock magic alongside Nashville’s hottest rising rock band

Drummer turned nation artist, Jakeb Reel launched ‘(Ballad Of The) Free Chicken’ on July 1, 2023. It’s the first single from his self-titled debut EP, set to be launched later this 12 months. Becoming a member of him on the monitor is A Tribe of Horsman, the Nashville by the use of Tulsa arduous rock band on the cusp of releasing their sophomore studio album. The band is fronted by Tulsa native, Dhalton Horsman. Though it could seem to be an unlikely pairing, the 2 camps have managed to create an thrilling sound that stands out even among the many most hip and present noisy traits in Nashville.

“I used to be thrilled they have been so prepared to collaborate with me and I knew as quickly as I heard the primary notes hit within the studio that it was going to be one thing contemporary,” Reel stated. “After all it was destined to be — Tribe’s sound is outstanding, large. It hits you want an elephant.” Horsman and Reel have been pals for the reason that two met whereas enjoying in the identical backing band for an additional Nashville artist a while in the past. Horsman’s Tribe has been working diligently within the studio whereas additionally selling their newest launch ‘Stay on the 5 Spot.’

“Dhalton, Sam, Teddy and Ben have all grow to be very expensive pals of mine. They’re among the few individuals I belief probably the most in Nashville and I like their sound and imaginative and prescient,” Reel stated. “They’re little question the toughest working band I’ve seen in a very long time.”

‘(Ballad Of The) Free Chicken,’ hearkens again to an old-fashioned sound; drawing from the influences of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackfoot and Molly Hatchet morphed with a contemporary honky tonk twang and swagger. It’s keystones embrace the timeless laid again Tulsa sound, vibrant nation pedal metal, and arduous and heavy guitar solos; all of it flows collectively as a becoming backdrop for Reel’s lonesome baritone voice which rolls over all of it just like the thunder within the valleys of his house within the mountains of Western North Carolina.

The tune was recorded during the last months of 2022 and is produced by Russ T. Nutz, a “raunchy tonk” singer in his personal proper and a very long time staple of the underground nation music scene. Russ T. Nutz (aka Russell Anders) has labored as an engineer on a number of albums together with Tellico’s Dehlia Low (2009), City Mountain’s Regular Operator (2011) and The Massive Ol’ Nasty Getdown Volumes 1 and a couple of. He presently works on the street as audio engineer for the Artimus Pyle Band.

“We have been in the midst of mixing the tune after we heard Gary Rossington had handed away,” Reel stated. “So clearly we wished to do one thing that may pay tribute to him and actually honor all the oldsters who we’ve misplaced not too long ago which have contributed a lot to our craft. You already know, I hear people say ‘no person makes actual nation music anymore’ or ‘oh no person is on the market doing it like they did again then,’ we completely are. We’re out right here making probably the most out of whats left of the music trade and I can present you a complete roster of artists you ain’t listening to however must be; we’re out right here. You simply ain’t wanting in the proper hollar.”

Reel wrote the tune just a few years in the past with a childhood good friend he grew up enjoying music with. “We have been jamming and tossing just a few concepts round and he handed me a sheet of lyrics; I took them house, reworked them, reduce a demo and that was most likely about 6 yeas in the past,” Reel stated. After his expensive good friend and co-writer was identified with a uncommon type or lymphoma, he determined to incorporate it on his debut file. “We sat down and acquired him arrange with BMI so though he’s preventing this terrible factor, that is the 12 months he additionally grew to become a songwriter and acquired his first co-write below his belt,” Reel stated. “Even when the tune doesn’t go wherever, there have been so many gifted individuals concerned and everybody has given their very best to make this factor particular…he hasn’t been capable of work like regular they usually have two youngsters to feed so the potential to assist one among my pals, my household has actually pushed me to get this file out.” Associates in low locations, proper?

Hearken to ‘(Ballad Of The) Free Chicken’ on YouTube and Spotify

Discover ‘Stay on the 5 Spot,’ the most recent launch from A Tribe of Horsman here.