Long time readers of my writings know that I’m a big fan of Lynyrd Skynyrd having grown up around the time the original line up of the band was firing on all musical cylinders. Finding modern day bands that can come anywhere near the excellence of Skynyrd is nearly impossible but the band Guns of Nevada takes a good run at it. I heard about the band when I was contacted about an unrelated project known as Photofantasm™ Soundgarden Edition*, a fan based photo journal over two years in the making documenting the latest chapter in Soundgarden’s history, on behalf of Spoondog Entertainment Group LLC. I found a link to the band on Spoondog Entertainment’s site and decided to check it out.
Guns of Nevada manages to mix, outlaw country, Southern rock, Americana and blues music to achieve a sound that delighted my ears. I was really surprised when I read that the band was from Seattle, Washington; while known for great music not for Southern rock.
Formed in 2007 the band has released 2 albums so far, the first self-titled release was mastered by legendary Seattle producer and icon, Jack Endino (Mudhoney, Soundgarden and Nirvana). Their latest album, ‘Songs in the Key of Whiskey’ was released in February of 2012.
Earle Thunders – Lead Vocals and Guitar
John Holme -Drums, Backing Vocals
Scott Riley – Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals
John (Jethro) Pagano – Bass
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If you’re in the mood for some good Southern rooted rock music then you need to check out the band Guns of Nevada.
By C.W. Ross