Big Bus Dream
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Big Bus Dream

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Oct
10
Big Bus Dream @ Merkfest

Davidson, North Carolina, USA

Davidson, North Carolina, USA

Sep
28
Big Bus Dream @ WEND Radio, 106.5

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Sep
12
Big Bus Dream @ SK Net Cafe

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

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“It's a solid debut, featuring Shannon's low Lou Reed style growl and tasteful, burnished songwriting." - Tim Davis, Creative Loafing

- Creative Loafing


"Imaginative and well crafted"

Dominick Miserandino, Celebrity Café
- Celebrity Cafe'


It starts by reminding me of Jonathan Richman, no bad
thing; sticking out like a broken heart at a wedding is ‘Without Me’a gentle acoustic plea
that really does go straight to the heart - it is nicely understated and all the better for it. These are old-fashioned protest songs at heart
with a patina of new-coffee house folk (the Gourds) rather than any weird new Americana, so the songs deliver their messages pretty cleanly and in a way that is easily digested, they tell stories...enough Variety and talent to keep me interested throughout. - AmericanaUK


It starts by reminding me of Jonathan Richman, no bad
thing; sticking out like a broken heart at a wedding is ‘Without Me’a gentle acoustic plea
that really does go straight to the heart - it is nicely understated and all the better for it. These are old-fashioned protest songs at heart
with a patina of new-coffee house folk (the Gourds) rather than any weird new Americana, so the songs deliver their messages pretty cleanly and in a way that is easily digested, they tell stories...enough Variety and talent to keep me interested throughout. - AmericanaUK


Big Bus Dream's second album is at its heart folk music – but there's more to the thoughtful arrangements than acoustic guitar and vocals. Mike Shannon's voice is placed at the front of the mix, giving the lyrics a boost so that no part of the stories he tells is lost. He sings with a Mark Knopfler-style: gruff, hushed, matter-of-factness that works well with the low, driving acoustic guitar.
Musically, the tracks are populated with colorful synthesizers and inventive percussion that suggest a rocker taking a restrained and crisp folk approach. Like Talking Heads unplugged with a Bowie-esque bridge, “Money Trumps Everything,” for instance, recalls Shannon's CBGB roots.
These songs could've been jacked up with electric guitars and busy production, but that might've stripped them of their loveliness.
- The Charlotte Observer


Big Bus Dream's second album is at its heart folk music – but there's more to the thoughtful arrangements than acoustic guitar and vocals. Mike Shannon's voice is placed at the front of the mix, giving the lyrics a boost so that no part of the stories he tells is lost. He sings with a Mark Knopfler-style: gruff, hushed, matter-of-factness that works well with the low, driving acoustic guitar.
Musically, the tracks are populated with colorful synthesizers and inventive percussion that suggest a rocker taking a restrained and crisp folk approach. Like Talking Heads unplugged with a Bowie-esque bridge, “Money Trumps Everything,” for instance, recalls Shannon's CBGB roots.
These songs could've been jacked up with electric guitars and busy production, but that might've stripped them of their loveliness.
- The Charlotte Observer


Discography

The 2006 debut can be heard and purchased at www.cdbaby.com/cd/bigbusdream, iTunes & Rhapsody. Again, also check us out @ www.myspace.com/bigbusdream
www.bigbusdream.com

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NEW MUSIC from the new release, The Jesters of Xmas Town, is up on Sonicbids. The reviews are coming in & are looking fine...

3.5 out of 4 stars, writes The Charlotte Observer. Absolute Powerpop says, "Frontman Mike Shannon is a vocal deadringer for ME (Eels) himself...this is one bus you'll want to catch."

Our current debut CD, produced by Jamie Hoover, is up on www.cdbaby.com/cd/bigbusdream as well as i Tunes. Also, check out our MySpace and band site: www.myspace.com/bigbusdream
www.bigbusdream.com

Of the '06 debut release, David Cowling of Americana UK said: “These are old-fashioned protest songs at heart...enough variety and talent to keep me interested throughout.”

If you'd like to put a face on it...a union between the Eels. Elvis Costello and Wilco.

After enthusiastic reviews at Garageband.com, Big Bus Dream was given a Track of the Day award in July, 2006.

European Music fans at Soundlift.com ranked North Carolina's Big Bus Dream #1 in the Acoustic Pop and Psychedelic Rock charts (April-August '06.)

CdBaby gave the '06 release an Editor's Pick

We still have a dream...join us.