Nashville blue-rockers TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN have issued a new EP, titled ‘Dirty Work.’
The new recording also features Tyler’s wife Rebecca Lovell (Larkin Poe) as a guest vocalist.
The group’s fifth full-length album titled Shake The Roots captured the passion of their live performance and served as proof of the Shakedown’s enduring spirit. Their attention to detail was superb – though the edges were never sanded down.
The group’s current lineup consists of Tyler Bryant (lead guitar & vocals), Graham Whitford (rhythm guitar) and Caleb Crosby (drums).
‘Thunder’ one of five rootsy rockin’ tracks on the extended play (video shared below) resonates like a rusted rail on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, and is as moody as an Appalachian sky on a midwinter afternoon. The groove is deeper than a tramcar rut on Beale Street, and the sounds are more vibrant than a night-out with Booker T. & the M.G.’s! We particularly enjoyed the insistent thump of percussion and the super-needle-sharp finger picking. Epic!
resonates like a rusted rail on the Memphis & Charleston Railroad, and is as moody as an Appalachian sky on a midwinter afternoon…Raw Ramp Music Magazine
The EP’s cover (art shared below) was inspired by a chance encounter. Tyler explains: “I was on a walk in Nashville and stumbled upon a shell pink wheelbarrow. I just stood there and looked at it for a minute, in awe of how cool it looked. It reminded me so much of my guitar, ‘Pinky’.
“When I got home, I was looking through my record collection and found an amazing Howlin’ Wolf record where his guitar was leaned up on a chair. I grabbed my guitar and drove back to where I had been walking. Against the confused looks of strangers passing by, I put my guitar in the dirty wheelbarrow and started snapping pictures, pushing it around to different locations…
…I felt like the wheelbarrow not only fit the album title, but visually it tied in perfectly with the release of my Fender guitar. I’m thrilled by the album art and the fact that this body of work was pressed on shell pink vinyl!”
Dirty Work is out now!
File alongside: Jeff Beck
Photo Credit: Robby Klein