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Next up on Live Friday Free At Noon, boasts the up-and-coming six-man outfit Truth and Salvage Co. who produce
what can only be called genuine American rock 'n' roll. With a total of four main songwriters/lead
singers at the helm, Bill "Smitty" Smith (drums and vocals), Joe Edel (bass), Adam Grace (organ),
Walker Young (piano and vocals), Tim Jones (rhythm guitar and vocals), and Scott Kinnebrew
(lead guitar and vocals) could easily lose their vision and focus. But give a listen to their debut
or attend a live concert, and it's easy to see the simple, energetic chemistry that makes Truth and
Every current member had a previous stake in some other musical project, including The Moldy Peaches, Ben Folds Five, and Jack Johnson. In something they like to call a 'mass exodus', each made their way to Los Angeles from across the states where fate had them all on the same stage in no time. What started out as just jamming for fun turned into a full-blown musical project. Their energetic live performances soon had them selling out venues, and they signed onto Silver Arrow Records (The Black Crowes label).
The eponymous debut of Truth and Salvage Co. was released in late May of this year, and its "timeless sound" and "interwoven lyrical storytelling" is making many fans out of critics. (Amazon.com) There are obvious hints of classic rock (the Eagles, anyone?) but the album is a wholehearted blend of alt-country and even alt-rock influences.
This buoyant band with the unwieldy name opened for the Crowes last year, but this gig is their first headlining effort. Truth and Salvage Co. are touring nationally in support of their studio debut. They currently have stops in New York, Cleveland, San Francisco, and of course, Philly. Catch them at World Cafe this Friday at noon, but for those who can't manage the time, the band is playing the North Star Bar that same night.
Free At Noon Setlist
1. Call Back
2. Welcome to LA
3. Jump the Ship
4. Heart Like a Wheel
5. Rise Up
6. Old Piano
7. Brothers, Sons, & Daughters
8. Pure Mountain Angel
So good to be back in the northeast, we missed all y'all a whole bunch. And thanks for supporting the new record - it's been getting quite the buzz - all because of y'all!
Summer is proving to be good and fun! Dates coming up with The Black Crowes, Big Head Todd, Gov't Mule, and The Avett Brothers. It's good to be busy - keeps the head from spinnin'. Hope to see y'all out there somewhere.
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Past Magazine Review: Jay Sweet over at Paste Magazine writes a great review of their new CD.
Recent Release: Truth and Salvage Co.
Release Date: May 25, 2010
Label: Silver Arrow/Megaforce
Origin: L.A. (formerly of Black Mountain, North Carolina)
PARKING NOTICE and Directions
Due to the construction in the area, free parking is no longer available for XPN Free At Noon shows. Metered parking on 31st street is no longer available, and metered parking on Walnut Street is extremely limited as a result of the closure and reconstruction of the South Street Bridge, and the rerouting of traffic onto Walnut Street.
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