The four "Forgotten Sons" Gerry (Gerold Hinrichs), Kay Dee (Klaus Dörenkämper), Ringo (Peter Herzberg) and Woodpecker Cartwright (Michael Grunwald) from the district of Osnabrück are countering the forced Corona break 2020/2021 with the production of the first CD . The band's own song map with around 75 cover songs from the live repertoire provided 13 pieces that Home studio conditions were initially pre-produced as demos. Additionally, THE FORGOTTEN SONS OF BEN CARTWRIGHT have arranged and recorded two new songs penned by singer Gerry and his nephew Sebastian Hinrichs. With a distribution option via the Osnabrück company TIMEZONE records and a booked recording studio in hand, the recording sessions finally went to Bad Iburg in the summer of 2021 to the »Mill of Friendship«. The four »Forgotten Sons« found an ideal partner for the realization of the project in sound engineer and studio owner Marcus Praed. At the end of the recording, the three guest musicians - fiddler Peter van den Bos (Music Road Pilots, NL), keyboarder Torsten Kappei (formerly Country Express Salzgitter) and guitarist Martin Lutze (formerly Southern Streamline) - enriched some of the songs their musical skills. The disc is called Time To Fold The Cards (title song/own composition) and will be released on April 22nd, 2022. 15 song titles reflect the band's stylistic range and go far beyond simply covering country songs. This has been confirmed in preview reviews and critiques within the country music trade press and online portals. There are musical borrowings from Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Rosanne Cash and Kris Kristofferson, to name just the most well-known performers.
01 Gone Country 02 Sunday Morning Comin' Down 03 He Thinks He'll Keep Her 04 Time To Fold The Cards 05 One way track 06 Should've Been A Cowboy 07 The World Is In A Country Song 08 Flowers On The Wall 09 A Woman's Love 10 Two Step Too 11 Six Days On The Road 12 Sea Of Heartbreak 13 Show Me A Woman 14WhiteRose 15Detroit City
"There are good reasons to like this group, one of which is the intoxicating diversity of their music." (Country Jukebox, November 15, 2016) "The Gladbeck country band Ramblin' René & The Stetson Five picks only that out of the cliché suitcase Best out." (coolibri, December 2016) "For me, with this combo, Gladbeck [is] now officially the Nashville of the Ruhr area." (Crazy United, November 2nd, 2016)
This is how the press judged the debut album of the same name by Ramblin' René & The Stetson Five from 2016. Four years later, Yellow Snake Records/timezone is releasing it. The quartet's second long-player features thirteen brand-new tracks written by Ruhrpott-Köter author René Schiering.
In the partially autobiographical hit German Guy in Dixie, we follow a German musician to the southern states, where he desperately searches for inspiration for his own sound in the realms of the blues. The snappy I Stumble in My Boots proves that you don't take yourself too seriously. Here the hero strives for the nonchalance that is innate to US musicians, but comes to the conclusion: "I suck at being cool..."
This time, the formation from the northern Ruhr area not only wanders the well-developed paths of country, but also dares to explore less explored outskirts of American music. Please, Mr. Sandman is reminiscent of Motown, while Blood-Stained Letter and If I Had Your Love are clearly inspired by 60s girl groups. Pedestal could also have been recorded by Neil Young & Crazy Horse and Requiem sounds almost classical.
With the arrangements, the Stetson Five shifts up a gear thanks to their guest musicians with sophisticated wind and string sections. Nevertheless, genre-typical elements like lapsteel or banjo are not neglected. For the first time, the woman on the violin (Katrin Schiering) takes over the lead vocals in two songs.
01 13 weeks
02 German Guy in Dixie
03 Please, Mr Sandman
04 I Stumble in My Boots
05 Headless Chicken Run
06 Farewell Blues
07 speedball blues
08 Are You Free?
09 Blood-Stained Letter
10 Hospital Blues
12 If I Had Your Love
We have the honor of presenting a pretty crazy group at this point. How stupid is immediately noticeable when studying the accompanying letter, which is probably only readable from 1.5 per mille, and continues with the band photo. Two guitarists, one armed with a bass drum, the other with a foot pedal snare and a hi-hat, and a double bass player. The paint is ready. The band name and cover photo will probably tell even the deaf: Countrybilly and cowpunk are celebrated here, enriched with the usual ingredients such as rock'n'roll and the three saints of Billy (rock, psycho and hillbilly). Maybe not quite as snotty as the Hickoids, but still at the top level! (Source: Rcktimes.info)
SIDE A 01 Damn The Damage 02 Professional feeders 03 Common Order 04 Bad Luck & Trouble 05 Prairie Road 06 Down South
SIDE B 01 Bad Trip 02 Loose 03 Rosemary 04 Homemade Rust 05 Chicken stew 06 Alligator
The most exciting stories happen right on our doorstep. Whether in the small corner pub, in the kebab shop next door, between shopping shelves or in the living room at home. The Stuttgart songwriter Micha Schlueter tells small suburban dramas about everyday panic, job fuss, mental pain and relationship problems. He studied classical guitar and has been touring in various line-ups in recent years. Here comes the first real album ".108", based on the old songwriter school, reduced to guitar and vocals.
01 It doesn't matter 02 Twelve 03 Shortly after twelve 04 Still us 05 Small talk with eloquent talkers for the impatient taciturn 06 About courage 07 Somewhere at Terminal Hundred and Eight 08 Somewhere inside you 09 Blind & Deaf 10 The sheep and its wolf 11 No turning back 12 The distiller
From the same brain that invented Puta Madre Brothers and Made for Chickens by Robots comes a slowed-down country-politan two-man band full with optimistic melancholy. Pork Chop Party is Anto Macaroni and Pinky Blue (aka Merle Haggard and Randy Oldman) with two broken bass drums and two broken guitars and two smoked-out voices. Here is their debut release, a 7" titled The Suicidal Sounds Of Pork Chop Party, a fine quality vinyl release from the outstanding Off Label Records from Germany. There are two songs here. One side has Walking Backwards sung by Macaroni. It's a song about running away from somebody who is running towards you, about being scared of admiration, fear of tenderness, about telling lies to yourself and about walking. The other side of this record has Pinky singing a swell number called Sad, Horny and Blues. This was written during a 45 degree (Celsius) heatwave in a house in country Victoria, during a hallucinogenic drunken spell where the band was trapped inside the house and it was too hot to even pick the nose. It tells the story of guilt, abandonment, miscommunication, confusion. You can listen to this record, to both sides, at any time of the day or night, you might cry or laugh or get sad or happy, you might slow dance with your pet cat or your husband or wife, you might cook some potatoes in a pot of water while you listen to it. You might just sit down with a cigarette and inhale the microscopic vinyl dust being scratched off as the stylus spins around. You could also use it to rest a hot kettle on or a cold glass of beer on. You might simply enjoy it. Or you might simply not.