Western Centuries (from the album Songs from the Deluge available on Free Dirt Records)
The music scene of Seattle, Washington adds honky tonk soul to its roster with Western Centuries blend of styles. The recent release from the group, Songs from the Deluge, strums and sways with songs that freely borrow from, and add influences of, Appalachian string bands, Delta blues, and Texas fiddles under the guidance of the Western Centuries as country and western cowboys. The morning sun glints of the cold steel of fighters preparing for battle on the Tex-Max strums of “Warm Guns”, a snaking guitar line makes its way north to follow the migration of “Wild Birds” and old school soul trudges with the pumping beat of “How Many More Miles to Babylon” as Western Centuries tell the tale of a great night out by staying in with me, myself, and I in “Own Private Honky Tonk”.
Roots music pedigrees hang on the walls of Western Centuries, Cahalen Morrison formerly part of duo Cahalen Morrison and Eli West, Ethan Lawton a member of Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers, and Jim Miller with Donna the Buffalo. All three bandmates pen tunes for Songs from the Deluge, blending influence and talent in songs that paint wide landscapes of American Roots music and Americana. Songs from the Deluge opens on a Cajun rhythm backing a soldier’s story in “Far from Home”, the sound matching the environment when Western Centuries headed to Eunice, Louisiana to record the album with producer Joel Savoy. A fist-thick bass line from newest member Nokosee Fields holds tight to the beat as “Wild You Run” talks to addiction while Songs from the Deluge tosses back a smooth groove with “Three Swallows”, rides a western shuffle under the prairies skies for “Cloud of Woes”, and gently pitches “Rocks and Flames” at a broken heart while Western Centuries dole out “Earthly Justice” at a local bar room brawl.
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