Adams Hotel Road
FROG HOLLER Darren Schlappich-Vocals,Acoustic Guitar John Kilgore-Electric and Acoustic Guitars,Vocals Josh Sceurman-Bass Toby Martin-Drums Ted Fenstermacher-Fiddle,Harmony Singing Mike Lavdanski-Banjo,Lap-Steel,Harmony Singing 'Adams Hotel Road' is the second CD of Alt-Country music from Berks County,Pennsylvania's Frog Holler. 'He sketches vivid pictures of the beauty and ugliness of rural life,...' Meredith Ochs No Depression 'There's a little bit of every kind of Americana at work here,some of it pure-bred,some cross-pollinated;all of it plays out pretty darn convincingly.' Jim Musser No Depression 'The album's well textured blend of country and rock frames the finely wrought and often sweetly melancholy songs of acoustic guitarist and main singer Darren Schlappich' Nick Cristiano Philadelphia Inquirer 'The album succeeds this way,with old and new, abrasive and laid back,exuberance and exasperation, soulfully held together.' Andy Turner Country Standard Time 'Adams Hotel Road is simply a great album' Jim Speece Reading Eagle/Reading Times 'The songwriting of guitar player/singer Darren Schlappich-painfully poignant but occasionally over sentimental,is beautifully evocative,drawing on influences from real old-timey country to modern muses like Paul Westerberg and Jeff Tweedy.' Brian Howard Philadelphia City Paper 'So ultimately you have something that's more than the sum of it's parts,that happens to be very good,with strong,often witty songwriting,a cohesive band, and that (surprise,surprise)beats the hell out of most major label entrants in the alt. Country stakes.' Chris Nickson Folk Roots Magazine.
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