Photo by Darin Back
THE PINES IN CONCERT! In support of Mason Jennings!
Thursday, September 29th, 8:00 PM
20th Century Theatre
3021 Madison Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45209
513-731-8000 – Buy Tickets
The Pines play a concert supporting their latest Red House release Tremolo, which has received rave reviews in Rolling Stone and was named the #3 Americana album of the year by PopMatters. Featuring Iowa natives David Huckfelt and Benson Ramsey, the album includes poetic songwriting and artful arrangements, unearthed from the Midwest’s barns and backwoods.
Mixing old folk and blues styles with hip indie-rock and Americana sounds, The Pines have crafted a style all their own, catching the attention of fans and critics alike. Famed rock critic Dave Marsh has said they are “like the great folk-rock bands of yesteryear….I didn’t hear a better band in 2008.” Now, with the release of their new CD, The Pines solidify their place as one of the most important indie-roots bands to emerge on the scene.
Produced by Bo Ramsey (Lucinda Williams, Greg Brown) and mixed by Tom Tucker (Prince, Mavis Staples), the album was recorded in Minneapolis in just two days and showcases The Pines’ unique songwriting and musicianship. In addition to frontmen David Huckfelt (vocals, acoustic guitar) and Benson Ramsey (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars), Tremolo features an all-star band that includes acclaimed drummer J.T. Bates (Michel Portal, John Gorka), jazz bassist James Buckley (Ed Harcourt, Daniel Johnston, Dosh) and Benson’s brother Alex Ramsey on keyboards.
From the driving energy of the first track to the bittersweetness of the last, Tremolo reverberates with the raw passion and heartache that haunts this world. Reflecting the energy of the band’s live shows, it features beautiful ballads by Benson Ramsey (“Heart & Bones,” “Shiny Shoes”) and some of David Huckfelt’s finest songwriting to date, including the politically charged songs “Pray Tell” and “Shine On Moon.” The CD also includes two unique covers that have become fan favorites–Spider John Koerner’s “Skipper and His Wife” and Mississippi John Hurt’s “Spike Driver Blues.” Displaying their many musical influences, The Pines take on these acoustic blues classics with the same fervor that they play their own indie-rock hit “Lonesome Tremolo Blues.” Like their last CMJ-charting album, this album has been a favorite on college, folk and AAA radio.