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 Fowl’ on July 1, 2023. It’s the first single from his self-titled debut EP, set to be launched later this yr. Becoming a member of him on the observe is A Tribe of Horsman, the Nashville by means of Tulsa exhausting rock band on the cusp of releasing their sophomore studio album. The band is fronted by Tulsa native, Dhalton Horsman. Though it could appear 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 mentioned. “After all it was destined to be — Tribe’s sound is exceptional, large. It hits you want an elephant.” Horsman and Reel have been associates because the two met whereas taking part in in the identical backing band for one more Nashville artist a while in the past. Horsman’s Tribe has been working diligently within the studio whereas additionally selling their newest launch ‘Dwell on the 5 Spot.’

“Dhalton, Sam, Teddy and Ben have all develop into very pricey associates of mine. They’re a number of the few folks I belief probably the most in Nashville and I like their sound and imaginative and prescient,” Reel mentioned. “They’re little question the toughest working band I’ve seen in a very long time.”

‘(Ballad Of The) Free Fowl,’ 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 embody the timeless laid again Tulsa sound, vibrant nation pedal metal, and exhausting 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 dwelling within the mountains of Western North Carolina.

The tune was recorded over the past 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 Large Ol’ Nasty Getdown Volumes 1 and a pair of. He at present works on the street as audio engineer for the Artimus Pyle Band.

“We have been in the midst of mixing the tune once we heard Gary Rossington had handed away,” Reel mentioned. “So clearly we wished to do one thing that will pay tribute to him and actually honor all the parents who we’ve misplaced just lately which have contributed a lot to our craft. , I hear of us say ‘no one makes actual nation music anymore’ or ‘oh no one 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 ought to be; we’re out right here. You simply ain’t wanting in the correct hollar.”

Reel wrote the tune a couple of years in the past with a childhood good friend he grew up taking part in music with. “We have been jamming and tossing a couple of concepts round and he handed me a sheet of lyrics; I took them dwelling, reworked them, reduce a demo and that was most likely about 6 yeas in the past,” Reel mentioned. After his pricey good friend and co-writer was identified with a uncommon kind or lymphoma, he determined to incorporate it on his debut file. “We sat down and bought him arrange with BMI so regardless that he’s preventing this terrible factor, that is the yr he additionally grew to become a songwriter and bought his first co-write underneath his belt,” Reel mentioned. “Even when the tune doesn’t go anyplace, there have been so many proficient folks concerned and everybody has given their very best to make this factor particular…he hasn’t been in a position to work like regular and so they have two youngsters to feed so the potential to assist one in every of my associates, my household has actually pushed me to get this file out.” Pals in low locations, proper?

Take heed to ‘(Ballad Of The) Free Fowl’ on YouTube and Spotify

Discover ‘Dwell on the 5 Spot,’ the newest launch from A Tribe of Horsman here.