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Hollands'' gritty & soulful vocals paired with finely-tuned foot-stopping melodies highlight the rootsy & eclectic sounds that make up the best in today''s Louisiana music. A fine gumbo of roots, blues, rock, gospel and soul - you''ll want seconds!

5 MP3 Songs in this album (21:21) !
Related styles: Rock: Americana, Blues: Funky Blues, Type: Acoustic

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Cross-over is a fickle beast. It killed Rock and Roll. It turned Country into Pop. It made Blues white, happy, and singsong. It took street-hardened cocaine dealers and made them into savvy, hip-hop/rap icons. It linked power chords to men in make-up, in a couple different ways. It had everyone wanting to look like grungy heroin addicts. It took all the different dances and sold them to the same beat. But sometimes, in the mega-mechanism of the modern music industry, an original beat, derived from but unlike any before, crosses through, and a new style is born. Some are wondrous and great; some are merely original. But, they all predicate the future of sound. While examples of these styles are numerous, and entrenched in today''s pop cultures, it is the recognition of burgeoning originality that is fleeting, and therefore, so valuable, at least to the fan of the music scene. The Truman Holland Band, a funk-a-billy, punk-country, swamp rock band from the Northshore (of Lake Pontchartrain) in Louisiana - has a distinctly new sound, colored by innumerable influences and driven like a chopper on back roads: gravel-hard, but cool and comfortable. Front man Truman Holland embodies the essence of the sound. Hailing from Ponchatoula, Louisiana, its hard to catch him wearing something not torn or cut-off. He laughs about most things, but his bright, crazy eyes say he "aint fraid," neither. All he really cares about are his daughter, his family and music. He plays a bluesy guitar with a jumpy, rock-n-roll zeal and a J. J. Cale-esque shuffle. When asked, he says his biggest influence is Lightning Hopkins, but quickly spouts a myriad of others that blanket the full spectrum of guitarists and singer/songwriters. Hollands'' lyrics are reminiscent of classic blues, country music legends, and early 70s, cocaine-driven Texas rock, that Truman delivers like a charged up and angry, southern David Byrne: soulful, gritty, and tangible. Like most good Louisiana cuisine, this self-titled EP (Holland''s sixth and best work yet) - has a full-mouth flavor. My Move, Who I Am and Shine all have unique but multi-market styles. Down by the River is sure to be a good timin'', barroom classic, and Magnolia Sunrise is as haunting soulful as a love song can be. Holland has deep roots. His style is unquestionably indicative of the past. Still, he rattles like nothing else. And, if we are all lucky - Truman Holland will comprise a part of the future of modern roots music.

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