Coal Town
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Coal Town

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Appalachian Blues - 2009
Goin' Back Home Vol 1 - 2009 *compilation
Rural Rhythm: Country Heart and Soul Volume 1 - March 2010 *compilation
Josh Slone & CoalTown - June 2010 on Rural Rhythm Records



Be forewarned, oh music connoisseur, the sights and sounds offered up here can be addictive and just may reel you in by the ears. These boys are a stepping stone to the future of bluegrass - a monumental force for change seeping into the hills and hollers once dominated by Stanley, Flatt and Scruggs. I have seen and heard the future of bluegrass and the future is Josh Slone & CoalTown.

Get caught up in the mellow vocals or the hard drivin banjo; allow your blood to run hot during the adrenalin inducing mandolin breaks or drift to another world with the sultry sounds of the dobro. Even if it is bass that gets you going - they have you covered.

These boys come from modest beginnings and they carry that over into their music for a sound that appeals to the young and old, hillbilly and hillbilly at heart. With talent oozing from their strings and passion from their souls their unique blend of tradition and progression will leave you toe-tapping, knee-slapping, and wanting more.

Formed in late 2007 by lead singer/guitarist Josh Slone and bassist Shane Moore, CoalTown quickly gained local notoriety and quite a following with the hometown crowd in Knott County, Kentucky. In March 2009 the group released their freshman project entitled, Appalachian Blues. The music was well received by both critics and fans. The first cut, "Better Off Blind" was soon in the top 5 on the Bluegrass Programmers Chart, quickly followed by "Don't Go Down in No Mine" which peaked at number 6.

The band underwent some face changes with the addition of Thomas "The Train" Patrick on dobro and tenor vocals, and John Vandiver on mandolin. They were soon followed by Kris Rasnake on banjo to complete the current CoalTown line up.

After many long hours in the studio the group is anxiously awaiting the release of their sophomore album from Rural Rhythm in June 2010. In the interim however you can pick up a copy of Rural Rhythm: Country Heart and Soul Vol. 1. This compilation CD will feature their tune, "Mama's Midnight Alter Calls". Look for it on shelves in March 2010.