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Nashville's Own Boy Named Banjo Offers Up A Heathy Dose Of Nostalgia In "Lonely In This Town"

Close your eyes and picture this, you are rolling down a dirt road with your windows down with a group of friends with the music blaring. Sounds pretty nostalgic don't you think. Well Boy Named Banjo's latest singe Lonely In This Town is the song for that moment.

The song explores full emotional spectrum of heartache, and the lonely feeling that lingers along with it. With clever instrumentation and an easy beat, the band narrates listeners through all the places that seem empty now that your lover has packed up and moved on. Yet, the track offers up a healthy dash of hope and contentment that come along with the new found reality.

“I’ve always felt like ‘Lonely In This Town’ is best enjoyed driving with the windows down in your car,” shares banjo player Barton Davies. “The music feels uplifting and euphoric with the three-part harmonies and steady groove, but then the lyrics come in and give the complete opposite vibe. It’s almost like you’re lonely but you’re happy about it. I love that duality in the song.”

Perhaps one of the most poignant things about the band is their innate ability to take an ordinary feeling and turn it into a extradornay narrative. Expertly melding an array of musical influences, the five-piece band is a fusion of contemporary country, Americana and folk-rock stacked on a foundation of bluegrass the band stands out. Full of dynamic imagery, a soft groove and vocals that soar, Lonely In This Town continues the band's tradition of delivering high quality portrayal of approachable stories.

Lucky for us, the band also announced their major label debut album Dusk, due out September 29 via Mercury Records Nashville. Produced by longtime collaborator Oscar Charles (Caroline Spence, Charlie Worsham), Dusk is an electrifying dose of lightning in a bottle over its nine tracks, running a gamut of late-night, fall-in-love party anthems and stripped-down meditations. Boy Named Banjo’s songwriting is as incisive as ever, artfully grappling with lust and longing, hope and heartbreak. Needless to say we are pretty excited!

Formed in their teens, Boy Named Banjo includes Barton Davies (banjo), Ford Garrard (bass/standing bass), Sam McCullough (drums) Willard Logan (mandolin, acoustic/electric guitar) and William Reames (acoustic guitar/harmonica).

Dusk Tracklist

1. “Something ‘Bout A Sunset”

2. “Heart Attack”

3. “Feel For You (Dusk)”

4. “Young Forever”

5. “Whiskey Dreams”

6. “Mama, I’m Misbehavin’”

7. “Goodbyes Are Sad”

8. “Lonely In This Town”

9. “Opposite Directions”

Boy Named Banjo – Dusk Til Dawn 2023 Tour Dates:

September 14 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West ^

September 15 - Louisville, KY - Bourbon and Beyond

September 16 - Columbia, MO - Rose Music Hall ^

September 22 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt ^

September 23 - Franklin, TN - Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival

October 6 - Monterey, CA - Rebels and Renegades Music Festival

October 7 - Los Angeles, CA - The Moroccan Lounge ^

October 8 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues (Voodoo Room) ^

October 12 - Austin, TX - Antone's Nightclub ^

October 13 - Houston, TX - Last Concert Cafe ^

October 14 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues Dallas (Cambridge Room) ^

October 19 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm ^

October 20 - Savannah, GA - Saddle Bags Savannah ^

October 21 - Winston-Salem, NC - The Ramkat ^

October 26 - Jackson, MS - Duling Hall ^

October 27 - Memphis, TN - Growlers ^

October 28 - Oxford, MS - Proud Larry’s ^

November 2 - Chattanooga, TN - Barrelhouse Ballroom %

November 3 - Birmingham, AL - Zydeco %

November 4 - Knoxville, TN - Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria %

November 16 - Charlottesville, VA - The Jefferson Theater ^

November 17 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl ^

November 18 - Harrisburg, PA - XL Live ^

November 19 - Washington, D.C. - The Atlantis ^

November 30 - Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe +

December 1 - Columbus, OH - Natalie’s Grandview +

December 2 - Wyandotte, MI - District 142 +

^ with support from Brother Elsey

% with support from Will Jones

+ with support from Cassandra Lewis


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