Michigan Rattlers (from the album Evergreen available as a self-release)
The members of Los Angeles-based Michigan Rattlers have a west coast address in their California Country with the band name claim tracing back to Deep North heritage and influence. Michigan Rattlers bandmates, Graham Young (guitar), Adam Reed (upright bass), and Christian Wilder, have been friends since high school in Northern Michigan. Relocation to California seemed like the best option, Michigan Rattlers offering that ‘Petoskey is a small place. Beautiful, but secluded. It’s hard to start a musical career in a place where there are more deer than people’. Evergreen, the recent release from Michigan Rattlers shows ties to the Midwest and Pacific states as it reaches out across the U.S.A. with its take on Cosmic American Music.
The come-on that “Sirens” hears is the call of a honky tonk ramble as piano and guitar chords provide tough love for the story out of imminent danger while Evergreen beckons “Sweet Diane” into the night with whispered guitar strums and possible promises. Michigan Rattlers rush the beat for hurried decisions in “Drinking Song”, take a swing at “Baseball” with Folk Rock rhythms, hope for a breeze in “The Heat”, and erase the years in “I Remember”. Evergreen shakes off daytime doldrums with a rock’n’roll rhythm that cruises underneath “Late Night Cigarette Talks” as Michigan Rattlers describe after-dark dreams with “Didn’t You Know” and pound out a blacktop beat for “Just Good Night”.
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