Thursday, July 12, 2018

RF SHANNON - "TOOTH ACHE"

Collage by Karen Lynch

RF Shannon is the solo project from Austin-based musician, Shane Renfro.  "Tooth Ache" is the opener to his new sun-soaked LP, Trickster Blues.  Creaking in slowly are the sweeping strokes of a jangly guitar.  As the band falls into place, suddenly a clear desert landscape comes into view.  As if embodying the indie Clint Eastwood, Shannon glides between country blues, psychedelic folk, and even crosses the border into shoegaze. 

Demo'd in Marfa and recorded in Lockhart, Trickster Blues, has Texas cowboy flowing through its veins.  "Tooth Ache" sets the stage and tells a tale of a wandering vagrant who talks of "back roads" and hiding "skeletons."  Inspired by empty countryside drives, this is the perfect backroad song.

Continue the trip with the full-length, Trickster Blues.  Out now!

RIYL: Jess Williamson, Cut Worms, Ray LaMontagne,  Jonathan Wilson


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