One Horse Town
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One Horse Town @ BlueBird Cafe

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

One Horse Town @ Takoma Park Street Festival

Takoma Park, Maryland, USA

Takoma Park, Maryland, USA

One Horse Town @ Sterling Fest

Sterling, Virginia, USA

Sterling, Virginia, USA

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"ALTHOUGH ONE HORSE TOWN took home a Wammy this spring for best new artist, "Dawn Will Deliver" scarcely sounds like an album you'd expect to hear from a fledgling band.
Some of the credit has to go to keyboardist Jon Carroll, Mary Chapin Carpenter's longtime collaborator, who produced and plays on this release. But no doubt Carroll would be the first to acknowledge that he had a lot to work with during the sessions that produced this gem, starting with the tunes composed by band members Janet Emma Garbe and Julia Kasdorf. They write country songs, all right, but they're big country songs, often spirited or spiritual and strongly influenced by blues, bluegrass, honky-tonk and Southwestern swing traditions. Garbe and Kasdorf are also terrific singers who occasionally evoke shades of artists such as Anne Murray (on "Heart of Indigo") to Bobbie Gentry ("Willie") and frequently forge striking harmonies. What makes their contributions shine all the brighter is a series of colorful arrangements featuring several stellar musicians, including pedal steel guitarist Lynn Kasdorf, guitarist Stuart Martin and fiddler-mandolinist Tom McLaughlin, among others." - Mike Joyce. - Washington Post

ONE HORSE TOWN , Dawn Will Deliver (Bunkhouse Songs). "Taking their cue from regional success story Last Train Home - as well as taking their rhythm section of drummer Martin Lynds and bassist Jim Gray - Washington, DC band One Horse Town works its magic with strong songwriting, glorious harmonies, and roots-based melodies that linger like welcome guests. Vocalist Janet Emma Garbe and vocalist-guitarist Julia Kasdorf, whose husband Lynn Kasdorf flavors the tunes with tasteful steel and dobro, are skillfully sincere but also playful and loose on "Stronger", "Language of Goodbye" and "Heart of Indigo". All the elements come together on the rollicking "On the Mountain"; everyone's contributions combine to create a wickedly catchy number. The ace in the hole is veteran producer Jon Carroll, who lends a powerful piano and keyboard presence throughout. "

BUZZ McCLAIN - No Depression was just plain thrilling to watch this band make a song together...Janet Emma Garbe and Julia Kasdorf compliment each other beautifully - different styles and voices that make more together than either one alone...Lynn Kasdorf's pedal steel floats over everything, like the sound of waning moonlight... - Blue Ridge Leader


One Horse Town's debut "Dawn Will Deliver" released in September 2006
Label - self (Bunkhouse Songs, Inc.)

Receiving airplay on a variety of FM Americana shows (WRYR FM, WICN FM, WAMU FM, in the US and abroad, ie BBC Scotland, as well as several streaming, ie, AmericanaRhythm, etc.



About One Horse Town Band
ONE HORSE TOWN Washington Area Music Association’s 2006
“Wammie” Award Winner for NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR!!! AND…OHT’s Debut Release “Dawn Will Deliver” nominated for 2006

Co-singer/songwriters Janet Emma Garbe and Julia Kasdorf came together in May of 2000 to discover they had a knack for harmony singing, penning, and arranging songs together. Originally rounded out by stellar “high lonesome” pedal steel man Lynn Kasdorf, and later joined by the inimitable lead guitarist Stuart Martin, OHT is joined by DC's busiest bassist Rico Petrocelli, and talented and versatile drummer Danny Schwartz of Band House Gigs!

ONE HORSE TOWN performs in the VA/DC/MD region regularly, and begins touring nationally in 2007. OHT has been blessed to have shared the stage on several occasions with Nashville up and comers Last Train Home, DeadReckoner Kevin Welch, Rickie Simpkins, Orrin Starr, Jimmy Gaudreau, John Starling, Austin Cunningham, Marshall Tucker Band, and recently, the entire stellar DC music community for the Bob Dylan Tribute at the gorgeous Strathmore Music Hall!! Thanks to Ronnie Newmeyer and the folks at Band House Gigs for what was the most magical evening!

Venues such as the renowned Jammin’ Java, Iota Club and Café, Ashland Coffee and Tea, and the State Theatre have welcomed OHT for repeat performances. Popular international music magazine No Depression published a stellar review of OHT and the debut release in the Jan/Feb 2007 edition of Hot Wax submitted by DC area journalist/reviewer Buzz McLain.

Mike Joyce of the Washington Post gave an amazing review of OHT and the debut CD on Friday, June 29th, 2007. We were blown away. Thanks, Mike.

Three years in the making, OHT’s debut release Dawn Will Deliver reflects a deep love of music, especially roots, alt country and bluegrass, and a commitment to carrying the torch for the greats who came before like Buck, Emmy Lou, Johnny, Merle, the Louvins, and more recent heavies like Kevin Welch, Steve Earle, Kelly Willis, Patty Loveless, Patty Griffin, and Buddy and Julie Miller.

Jon Carroll of the Mary Chapin Carpenter Band and Starland Vocal Band skillfully produced the project. Jon’s profound instrumental and vocal contributions are accented by the artful mastering touch of Mr. Bill Wolf at his studios in Arlington, Virginia. Bill has worked with Tony Rice, Emmy Lou Harris, Willy Nelson, and pop music favorites Eddie From Ohio!! Rhythm monsters and OHT buddies Martin Lynds and Jim Carson Gray came aboard for the debut recording on loan from alt-country heroes Last Train Home. Cool cd jacket design by Stilson Greene, Leesburg, VA.

(Troy Tyree of WICN 90.5 in Worcester called OHT's debut release one of Top Ten roots records April AND JUNE of 2007!) Other Stations spinning "Dawn Will Deliver": BBC Scotland, WYPR 88.1, WAMU 88.5 FM, WRYR 97.5 FM, KNBA 90.3 FM (Anchorage!), WRYR 97.5 FM, WICN 90.5 FM, WRRW Williamsburg, and several internet radio shows based in US and abroad!

Kind words that mean a LOT to us:

Jon Carroll…had a lot to work with during the sessions that produced this gem! They write country songs, alright, but they’re BIG country songs, often spirited or spiritual…. Terrific singers…colorful arrangements…stellar musicians! Mike Joyce, The Washington Post, June 29, 2007

Glorious harmonies…skillfully sincere…playful and loose…All elements come together…wickedly catchy..!! B. McLain for NO DEPRESSION, Jan/Feb 2007

One of DC’s BEST roots bands!!
Michael Jaworek, the famous Birchmere Music Hall, Alexandria, VA

Man, the CD is good. I love it!!! Wooden Cross is great!!! You know I love it and I'm proud for you having the CD out. Rave reviews here from Texas!! Austin Cunningham, highly published Singer/Songwriter, Nashville, TN

Sounds GREAT…hope to see you down the line! Buddy Miller (yep, that Buddy Miller!)