U.S. TOUR TO BEGIN JULY 23, THE RELEASE DATE FOR ‘PICK ME UP’

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TRUTH & SALVAGE CO. will hit the road for five weeks beginning July 23, the very same day their new album PICK ME UP (Megaforce/Sony RED)–a stirring blend of rock and Americana–hits stores.  The trek will kick off in their adopted hometown of Nashville, will weave through the southern U.S., move across the country through the Northwest and down the West Coast with a stop in Los Angeles August 24, and wrap September 1 in Little Rock, AR.  Tickets for these shows go on sale Friday, June 14.  Meanwhile, the album’s first single “Appalachian Hilltop” officially arrived at radio stations nationwide today (6/11).

The band–Scott Kinnebrew (guitars/lap steel/mandolin/vocals), Tim Jones (guitars/vocals), Walker Young (piano/organ/accordion/vocals)Adam Grace (organ/piano/Wurlitzer/additional background vocals), Bill “Smitty” Smith (drums/percussion/vocals), and Dean Moore (bass/ additional background vocals)–toured very heavily in support of their 2010 debut album, including runs with the Black Crowes and the Avett Brothers.  Of a 2011 Colorado show, the Denver Post said, “Truth and Savage Co. is about as tight as any professional band out there…The four-part vocal harmonies on nearly every song sounded flawless…(2/28/11).”

 

“We’re itching to get back out on the road again,” says Smitty. “But these new songs were road-tested before we recorded the album–we wrote them out on the road–so we know the material well and feel like we’re going to be in fighting shape the first night out.”

 

Their second album PICK ME UP (Megaforce/Sony RED) is a work that powerfully builds on their acclaimed 2010 self-titled debut album.  Distinguished by their four lead vocalists and five songwriters, plus soaring four-part harmonies and a strong guitar-keyboard meld, the band co-produced the album this time around with Jon Ashley, while longtime band cohort Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses) handled the mix.  It is a joyous tour de force recorded at Echo Mountain studio in Asheville, NC, that features 12 original tracks and a cover of Joe South’s Grammy-winning 1968 hit “Games People Play.”  Opening with the plaintive “The Bad Times,” the album shifts into high gear with “Silver Lining” and keeps the highlights coming with such songs as “Appalachian Hilltop,” “Bird On The Wing,” “I’m Not Your Boyfriend,” the title track, and the rollicking “So Sad.”

 

TRUTH & SALVAGE Co.’s multiple lead singers and songwriters gained them a legion of fans, including Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes, who produced their first album.  They released their debut in 2010, which was a noteworthy year for TRUTH & SALVAGE CO.: “More Than 103,000 Miles…Crossed Mississippi River 21 Times…732 Hotel Rooms…and 312 shows,” to quote the words that appear onscreen at the outset of the band’s video for their signature live-show-closer,“Pure Mountain Angel,” a song the group performed on their national television debut on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”  In his Rolling Stone review of the debut, David Fricke called it “…everything you need for a classic-rock party: muscular treble guitar, Hammond organ and four singer-songwriters harmonizing…(6/24/10)”

 

TRUTH & SALVAGE CO. were cited as a “Top 10 Band To Watch This Summer” (2010) by USA Today and Rolling Stone’s Fricke added, “This sly California sextet draw on irresistible history (Buffalo Springfield, the Band) to spell out the modern trials of peace and love…Truth and Salvage Co. have what it takes for a long haul, in the country-R.E.M. breeze of ‘101’ and saloon glow of ‘She Really Does It For Me.’”

Smitty, drum roll please…

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(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — MAY 2, 2013)
 
TRUTH & SALVAGE CO. return July 23 with their second album PICK ME UP (Megaforce/Sony RED), a work that powerfully builds on their stirring blend of rock and Americana introduced on their acclaimed 2010 self-titled debut album. Distinguished by their four lead vocalists and five songwriters, plus soaring four-part harmonies and a strong guitar-keyboard meld, the band co-produced the album this time around with Jon Ashley, while longtime band cohort Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses) handled the mix. It is a joyous tour de force recorded at Echo Mountain studio in Asheville, NC that features 12 original tracks and a cover of Joe South’s Grammy-winning 1968 hit “Games People Play.” Opening with the plaintive “The Bad Times,” the album shifts into high gear with “Silver Lining” and keeps the highlights coming with such songs as “Appalachian Hilltop,” “Bird On The Wing,” “I’m Not Your Boyfriend,” the title track and the rollicking “So Sad.” Look for TRUTH & SALVAGE CO. to announce a tour to support PICK ME UP.

 

The band–Scott Kinnebrew (guitars/lap steel/mandolin/vocals), Tim Jones (guitars/vocals), Walker Young(piano/organ/accordion/vocals), Adam Grace (organ/piano/Wurlitzer/additional background vocals) Bill “Smitty” Smith (drums/percussion/vocals), and Dean Moore (bass/ additional background vocals)–has ties to Asheville, where Kinnebrew, Young and Smith played together before relocating to Los Angeles and starting TRUTH & SALVAGE CO. with Jones and Grace. Growing into a potent live act that’s hit the road with The Black Crowes and the Avett Brothers, the band toured for a year and a half on the first album before relocating to Nashville.

 

True to its title PICK ME UP, this is an album that soars. Tim Jones says, “We liked the triple meaning of ‘pick me up,’ how you could not only be asking someone for a ride, or literally encouraging someone to pick up the album, but also how it’s a metaphorical lift, which we were feeling we needed throughout the process.” Walker Young adds, “Lyrically we wanted that song to have an inspiring message, it’s talking about hope and perseverance in the face of loneliness and just the challenges of everyday life. The sonic mix we ended up getting matches the vibe perfectly, I think. It’s definitely a feel-good album…we were going for joyous revelry, music that would inspire the heart and mind.”

 

Scott Kinnebrew says the time between their first and second albums helped them grow: “We have had, really, four years since recording our first record and we have been playing our asses off. So we are better players.” Adam Grace elaborates: For this record, we just wanted to record what we do live onstage every night. We kept things loose, had a bunch of fun, and just played and sung our hearts out. The result is a record that shows the real chemistry we share. You can hear it oozing from every song.”

 

TRUTH & SALVAGE Co.’s multiple lead singers and songwriters gained them a legion of fans, including Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes, who produced their first album. They released their debut in 2010, which was a noteworthy year for TRUTH & SALVAGE CO.: “More Than 103,000 Miles…Crossed Mississippi River 21 Times…732 Hotel Rooms…and 312 shows,” to quote the words that appear onscreen at the outset of the band’s video for their signature live-show-closer, “Pure Mountain Angel,” a song the group performed on their national television debut on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” In his Rolling Stone review of the debut, David Fricke called it “…everything you need for a classic-rock party: muscular treble guitar, Hammond organ and four singer-songwriters harmonizing…(6/24/10)”

 

TRUTH & SALVAGE CO. were cited as a “Top 10 Band To Watch This Summer” (2010) by USA Today and Rolling Stone’s Fricke added, “This sly California sextet draw on irresistible history (Buffalo Springfield, the Band) to spell out the modern trials of peace and love…Truth and Salvage Co. have what it takes for a long haul, in the country-R.E.M. breeze of ‘101’ and saloon glow of ‘She Really Does It For Me.’”

 

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(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — MAY 2, 2013 )

TRUTH & SALVAGE CO.
 return July 23 with their second album PICK ME UP (Megaforce/Sony RED), a work that powerfully builds on their stirring blend of rock and Americana introduced on their acclaimed 2010 self-titled debut album. Distinguished by their four lead vocalists and five songwriters, plus soaring four-part harmonies and a strong guitar-keyboard meld, the band co-produced the album this time around with Jon Ashley, while longtime band cohort Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses) handled the mix. It is a joyous tour de force recorded at Echo Mountain studio in Asheville, NC that features 12 original tracks and a cover of Joe South’s Grammy-winning 1968 hit “Games People Play.”  Opening with the plaintive “The Bad Times,” the album shifts into high gear with “Silver Lining” and keeps the highlights coming with such songs as “Appalachian Hilltop,” “Bird On The Wing,” “I’m Not Your Boyfriend,” the title track and the rollicking “So Sad.” Look for TRUTH & SALVAGE CO. to announce a tour to support PICK ME UP.

 

The band–Scott Kinnebrew (guitars/lap steel/mandolin/vocals), Tim Jones (guitars/vocals), Walker Young(piano/organ/accordion/vocals)Adam Grace (organ/piano/Wurlitzer/additional background vocals) Bill “Smitty” Smith (drums/percussion/vocals), and Dean Moore (bass/ additional background vocals)–has ties to Asheville, where Kinnebrew, Young and Smith played together before relocating to Los Angeles and starting TRUTH & SALVAGE CO. with Jones and Grace.  Growing into a potent live act that’s hit the road with The Black Crowes and the Avett Brothers, the band toured for a year and a half on the first album before relocating to Nashville.

 

True to its title PICK ME UP, this is an album that soars. Tim Jones says, “We liked the triple meaning of ‘pick me up,’ how you could not only be asking someone for a ride, or literally encouraging someone to pick up the album, but also how it’s a metaphorical lift, which we were feeling we needed throughout the process.” Walker Young adds, “Lyrically we wanted that song to have an inspiring message, it’s talking about hope and perseverance in the face of loneliness and just the challenges of everyday life.  The sonic mix we ended up getting matches the vibe perfectly, I think.  It’s definitely a feel-good album…we were going for joyous revelry, music that would inspire the heart and mind.”

 

Scott Kinnebrew says the time between their first and second albums helped them grow: “We have had, really, four years since recording our first record and we have been playing our asses off. So we are better players.” Adam Grace elaborates: For this record, we just wanted to record what we do live onstage every night.  We kept things loose, had a bunch of fun, and just played and sung our hearts out.  The result is a record that shows the real chemistry we share.  You can hear it oozing from every song.” 

 

TRUTH & SALVAGE Co.’s multiple lead singers and songwriters gained them a legion of fans, including Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes, who produced their first album.  They released their debut in 2010, which was a noteworthy year for TRUTH & SALVAGE CO.: “More Than 103,000 Miles…Crossed Mississippi River 21 Times…732 Hotel Rooms…and 312 shows,” to quote the words that appear onscreen at the outset of the band’s video for their signature live-show-closer, “Pure Mountain Angel,” a song the group performed on their national television debut on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” In his Rolling Stone review of the debut, David Fricke called it “…everything you need for a classic-rock party: muscular treble guitar, Hammond organ and four singer-songwriters harmonizing…(6/24/10)”

 

TRUTH & SALVAGE CO. were cited as a “Top 10 Band To Watch This Summer” (2010) by USA Today and Rolling Stone’s Fricke added, “This sly California sextet draw on irresistible history (Buffalo Springfield, the Band) to spell out the modern trials of peace and love…Truth and Salvage Co. have what it takes for a long haul, in the country-R.E.M. breeze of ‘101’ and saloon glow of ‘She Really Does It For Me.’”

 

MEMORIAL DAY WKND: Join us for the Long Creek Music Fest

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In the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, on the banks of the wild and scenic Chattooga River, we’re proud to be headlining Day 2 of the Long Creek Music Fest … [click above for more]

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In the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, just off the banks of the wild and scenic Chattooga River, we’re proud to be headlining Day 2 of the Long Creek Music Festival.

Sponsored by tried and true brands you may have heard of such as Crown Royal, Sierra Nevada and Smirnoff, this great camping, arts and music event is also donating some of its proceeds to the Chattooga Conservancy and American Whitewater.

Come share memorial Day Weekend with us in the Carolina wilderness! You can visit LCMF on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LongCreekMusicFestival.

UPCOMING: Grace’s Bday Extravaganza, SpringFest

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Friday, May 17, we’ll be back at the Blue Canoe in Tupelo, MS, for Adam Grace’s Birthday Show! FINALLY he’ll be old enough to get into the clubs we play…..

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The next day, Saturday, May 18, we’ll be rocking SpringFest in Batesville, MS, with “Beer on the Table” country crooner Josh Thompson. Bring the whole fam!

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Friday, May 17, we’ll be back at the Blue Canoe in Tupelo, MS, for Adam Grace’s Birthday Show! FINALLY he’ll be old enough to get into the clubs we play…..

 

Batesville SpringFest

 

The next day, Saturday, May 18, we’ll be rocking SpringFest in Batesville, MS, with “Beer on the Table” country crooner Josh Thompson. Bring the whole fam!

Spring Jam Music Fest 2013, March 23, Charleston, SC.

Truth & Salvage Co. will be returning to the stage this spring. Please join us in The Holy City for a weekend of music including ten bands over two days. We will be closing down the day Saturday, March 23. Check out the other acts and purchase tickets at http://www.springjammusicfest.com/ .

Truth & Salvage Co. will be returning to the stage this spring. Please join us in The Holy City for a weekend of music including ten bands over two days. We will be closing down the day Saturday, March 23. Check out the other acts and purchase tickets at http://www.springjammusicfest.com/ .

Enter the T&SCo Saturdeans Sweepstakes for the week of Dec 8, 2012!

(***UPDATE: Tune in to our Facebook page THIS SATURDAY Dec. 15 for the next installment of our weekly contest!***)

It’s time again for the T&SCo SATURDEANS SWEEPSTAKES!

This week: Guess the winners of the 15 American Country Awards categories listed HERE and post your picks in the comments of the related post on our Facebook page. Whoever scores the most points will win one of the brand new T&SCo t-shirts of his or her choice AND the ”Salvage Songs” poster designed by acclaimed Chicago artist Jason Brammer!

Click here for directions, the list of categories in play, and more details…deadline to post your picks on our Facebook page is Monday Dec. 10 at 7:55pm Eastern.

Good luck!
~dean

 

(***UPDATE: Tune in to our Facebook page THIS SATURDAY Dec. 15 for the next installment of our weekly contest!***)

It’s time again for the T&SCo SATURDEANS SWEEPSTAKES!

This week: Guess the winners of the 15 American Country Awards categories listed below. Each correct pick is worth either 10 points (primary categories) or 5 points (sub-categories). Copy the below numbered list (the one in red) and paste it into a comment on the related post on our Facebook page replacing each X with the letter of your guess for each category. Post by 7:55pm Eastern on Monday Dec. 10 and watch FOX that night at 8pm Eastern to see the awards!

This one might take a little time to enter, so whoever scores the most points will win one of the brand new T&SCo t-shirts of his or her choice AND the Salvage Songs poster designed by acclaimed Chicago artist Jason Brammer. We’ll come up with a tie-breaker if need be, only one entry per Facebook profile, and if someone gets a perfect score they will win the extra-super-duper Grand Prize! (We’ll think of what the extra-super-duper Grand Prize might be if someone actually nails ‘em all…)

Good luck!
~dean

DIRECTIONS:

Copy the below (red) numbered list and paste into a comment on the related post on our Facebook page. Replace each X with the letter of your guess for each category. (For instance, if you think Taylor Swift will win “Artist of the Year,” the beginning of your Facebook comment will read “1. E —” and if you think Kip Moore will win “Single of the Year, New Artist” the end of your Facebook comment will read “— 15. E” )

1. X — 2. X — 3. X — 4. X — 5. X — 6. X — 7. X — 8. X — 9. X — 10. X — 11. X — 12. X — 13. X — 14. X — 15. X

2012 American Country Awards Nominees
PRIMARY CATEGORIES (10 POINTS EACH):

1. Artist of the Year
A. Jason Aldean
B. Lady Antebellum
C. Zac Brown Band
D. Luke Bryan
E. Taylor Swift

2. Album of the Year
A. Lady Antebellum, ‘Own The Night’
B. Dierks Bentley, ‘Home’
C. Luke Bryan, ‘Tailgates and Tanlines’
D. Eric Church, ‘Chief’
E. Blake Shelton, ‘Red River Blue’

3. Single of the Year
A. Jason Aldean, ‘Tattoos On This Town’
B. Zac Brown Band, ‘Keep Me In Mind’
C. Luke Bryan, ‘I Dont Want This Night To End’
D. Eric Church, ‘Drink In My Hand’
E. Chris Young, ‘You’

4. Song of the Year
A. Trace Adkins, ‘Just Fishin” – Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell and Ed Hill
B. Jason Aldean, ‘Fly Over States’ – Michael Dulaney and Neil Thrasher
C. Jason Aldean, ‘Tattoos On This Town’ – Michael Dulaney, Wendell Mobley and Neil Thrasher
D. Lee Brice, ‘A Woman Like You’ – Phil Barton, Johnny Bulford and Jon Stone
E. Kenny Chesney with Grace Potter, ‘You And Tequila’ – Matraca Berg and Deana Carter
F. Eric Church, ‘Springsteen’ – Eric Church, Jeff Hyde and Ryan Tyndell
G. Ronnie Dunn, ‘Cost Of Livin” – Phillip Coleman and Ronnie Dunn
H. Toby Keith, ‘Red Solo Cup’ – Brett Beavers, Jim Beavers, Brad Warren and Brett Warren
I. Tim McGraw, ‘Better Than I Used To Be’ – Ashley Gorley and Bryan Simpson
J. Eli Young Band, ‘Even If It Breaks Your Heart’ – Will Hoge and Eric Paslay

5. Touring Artist of the Year
A. Jason Aldean
B. Lady Antebellum
C. Zac Brown Band
D. Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw
E. Eric Church
F. Rascal Flatts
G. Toby Keith
H. Miranda Lambert
I. Brad Paisley
J. Taylor Swift


2012 American Country Awards Nominees

SUB-CATEGORIES (5 POINTS EACH):

6. Artist of the Year: Group
A. Lady Antebellum
B. Zac Brown Band
C. Rascal Flatts
D. The Band Perry
E. Eli Young Band

7. Artist of the Year: Female
A. Sara Evans
B. Miranda Lambert
C. Martina McBride
D. Taylor Swift
E. Carrie Underwood

8. Artist of the Year: Male
A. Jason Aldean
B. Luke Bryan
C. Kenny Chesney
D. Eric Church
E. Toby Keith

9. Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist
A. Lee Brice
B. Colt Ford
C. Glorianna
D. Justin Moore
E. Jake Owen

10. Artist of the Year: New Artist
A. Lauren Alaina
B. Pistol Annies
C. Hunter Hayes
D. Jana Kramer
E. Kip Moore

11. Single of the Year: Group
A. Lady Antebellum, ‘We Owned The Night’
B. Zac Brown Band, ‘Keep Me In Mind’
C. Rascal Flatts, ‘Banjo’
D. The Band Perry, ‘All Your Life’
E. Eli Young Band, ‘Even if It Breaks Your Heart’

12. Single of the Year: Female
A. Sara Evans, ‘My Heart Can’t Tell You No’
B. Miranda Lambert, ‘Over You’
C. Martina McBride, ‘I’m Gonna Love You Through It’
D. Taylor Swift, ‘Ours’
E. Carrie Underwood, ‘Good Girl’

13. Single of the Year: Male
A. Jason Aldean, ‘Tattoos On This Town’
B. Luke Bryan, ‘I Dont Want This Night To End’
C. Kenny Chesney, ‘Reality’
D. Eric Church, ‘Drink In My Hand’
E. Chris Young, ‘You’

14. Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist
A. Lee Brice, ‘A Woman Like You’
B. Brantley Gilbert, ‘You Don’t Know Her Like I Do’
C. Glorianna, ‘(Kissed You) Good Night’
D. David Nail, ‘Let It Rain’
E. Jake Owen, ‘Alone With You’

15. Single of the Year: New Artist
A. The Farm, ‘Home Sweet Home’
B. Hunter Hayes, ‘Wanted’
C. Jana Kramer, ‘Why Ya Wanna’
D. Dustin Lynch, ‘Cowboys and Angels’
E. Kip Moore, ‘Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck’

LIVE WEBCAST – Watch Online

THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT!!!
Truth & Salvage Co. comes to you live online THIS WEDNESDAY Nov. 7 at 9pm Eastern for a one-of-a-kind special concert event! 100% of the ticket proceeds go to Music 4 Vets, the nonprofit we’re currently touring for that provides free instruments and music therapy programs to veterans.

THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT!!!
Truth & Salvage Co. comes to you live online THIS WEDNESDAY Nov. 7 at 9pm Eastern for a one-of-a-kind special concert event! 100% of the ticket proceeds go to Music 4 Vets, the nonprofit we’re currently touring for that provides free instruments and music therapy programs to veterans.

You’ll be accessing the show through StageIt, which will allow you to “pay what you can” for a virtual ticket. Pay the suggested donation of $10 and receive a raffle ticket to win a brand new Paul Reed Smith electric guitar;

donate $50 and get TWENTY tickets towards the PRS!

The StageIt platform also allows you to interact with us in real time during the show, so get your requests ready and for the right donation we’ll play what you want on the spot! (If you offer a particularly generous donation we’ll probably do just about anything…)

Our Music 4 Vets tourmates Tim Brantley and Jesse Thomas will also perform, so get your tickets now via the below link! Thanks and see you Wednesday night!

StageIt tickets for Truth & Salvage Co. with Tim Brantley and Jesse Thomas, Wed. Nov. 7, 9pm Eastern/8pm Central:

http://www.stageit.com/truth_salvage_co_w_extra_special_guests_tim_brantley_and_jesse_thomas/benefit_for_the_music_4_vets_tour/15642

November Music 4 Vets Tour sponsored by Firefly Vodka!

Truth & Salvage Co. are incredibly honored to be the featured performers this November on Music 4 More‘s Music 4 Vets Tour, a 14-date tour sponsored by Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka to raise funds for music therapy programs for veterans. Click above for more details and ticket information.

Truth & Salvage Co. are incredibly honored to be the featured performers this November on Music 4 More‘s Music 4 Vets Tour, a 14-date tour sponsored by Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka to raise funds for music therapy programs for veterans. The tour begins on Friday, November 2, at Tipitina’s in New Orleans, and will also feature Georgia’s Tim Brantley and L.A.’s Jesse Thomas. Please follow the venue links on our Shows page for more details and ticket information.