The Linemen

The Linemen

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The Linemen create an Americana country sound swirling with high lonesome vocals, lush pedal steel, twangy guitars, melodic bass lines, and inventive drumming. Our influences range from Lefty Frizzell to The Beatles to Gram Parsons to The Jayhawks.

Biography

The Linemen draw on many influences to create an Americana country sound swirling with high lonesome vocals, lush pedal steel, twangy guitars, melodic bass lines, and inventive drumming. Not content to recreate the classic sounds, The Linemen mix up influences ranging from Lefty Frizzell to The Beatles to Gram Parsons to The Jayhawks to create a hook filled concoction that sounds both retro and modern.

The band is led by the acoustic guitar and excellent high tenor singing of Kevin Butterfield. The sound is filled out by the pedal steel and guitar of Scott Swartz, and the grove is laid down with the melodic bass of Greg Lamb and the rock solid drumming of John Baldus. Members of the The Linemen also play in other prominent St. Louis bands such as Waterloo, Magnolia Summer and The Meteor Pilots, and Kevin keeps a busy schedule playing solo acoustic shows several nights a week.

The Linemen recently won a Riverfront Times Best of 2006 award for Best Traditional Country Band, and released a full length debut CD on Feb. 14, 2007.

Discography

Through Side One

released Feb. 14, 2007

Multiple tracks have already received airplay on KDHX 88.1 FM St. Louis, MO.

Set List

We can perform up to 120 minutes of music, 80% originals and 20% classic country covers by artists such as Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Lefty Frizzell.

Here is a recent 60-minute set:

Sadder Day (original)
Took It On The Chin (original)
So Much To Love (original)
Yes It Is (The Beatles)
Through Side One (original)
Wasting Time (original)
Town That No Longer Exists (original)
All My Friends Smell Like Whiskey (original)
The Other Woman (Ray Price)
Are You Sure (Willy Nelson)
Calling (original)
Without You There (original)
Never Should've Asked (original)
Five Years Later (original)
When Love First Comes to Town (original)
This Time Tomorrow (original)