A.M. Ramblers
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"A.M. Ramblers (TXMF Records)"

When listening to country-folk-bluegrass bands that clearly have rock leanings, the first question becomes: Why not have a drummer? Take Denton's feisty sextet A.M. Ramblers, for example. These guys pick, grin, shout and carry on like someone's got a hot poker dangerously close to a sensitive area—yet nary a rhythm section is to be found on their otherwise solid debut.

Andy Cox and Brandyn Littleton front this rather homely collective, and it's quickly apparent on such numbers as "Santa Ana" and "Seven Shots of Tequila" that these guys have talent, both as composers and instrumentalists. Check out the shouts of "I live life" on the propulsive latter cut for some genuine rural enthusiasm. And while the band comes out of the gate strong with "Travelin' Train," there is a slightly belligerent grasp on tradition that slows down the proceedings. While a band (and obvious influence) such as The Pogues transcended the folk milieu, countless others stubbornly stick to the bluegrass blueprint of six guys fiddling and yodeling in a cornfield. Thankfully, A.M. Ramblers has the guts and gumption to overcome ties to a tradition that can best serve the band as a starting point, not a resting place.
- Dallas Observer - by Darryl Smyers


"Live Review: Whiskey Folk Ramblers and A.M. Ramblers at Lola’s (April 26)"

A.M. Ramblers jumped into their set with a couple of up-tempo openers, "I Could Get Mad" and "Pistol Pete." Both were sung by Andy Cox, whose voice reminds me of the Caller at a square dance. He's the go-to vocalist in AMR when they're looking for some nasally twang and the occasional whoop. The band's song repertoire ranges from dancehall to prairie trail riding, hitting on a more authentic old cowboy feel than many of the nu-bluegrass bands popping up. AMR's latest release, the Silver Sun EP, is a compilation of styles. Adept all along the spectrum, they're at their best when playing darker, harmonized tunes, exemplified by the woeful ballad, "Leavin' the Valley." - Pegasus News - By Erin Rice


Discography

Silver Sun E.P. - January 2008
A.M. Ramblers - June 2008

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A.M. Ramblers formed in April of 2007 and quickly began cultivating their own brand of Americana and Folk music, highlighted by tight multi-part vocal harmonies.
Since June 2007, A.M. Ramblers have performed all across the state of Texas. Their first EP, Silver Sun, was released in January 2008, followed by a full length self titled album in June 2008. Heavily influenced by traditional(and non-traditional) music of all kinds, The A.M. Ramblers draw contemporary comparisions to The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, and The Pogues.