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Nashville Roots

The Coal Men Ready 5th LP

The excellent Nashville trio The Coal Men are soon to release their fifth LP, Pushed to the Side (Vaskaleedez Records). Singer-songwriter Dave Coleman describes his roots-rock trio as “three solid dudes trying to make really honest, genuine music”.  The Coal Men, who have been around for almost two decades, have been mentored by the legendary John Prine and by Todd Snider. Besides The Coal Men, Coleman has worked with Matthew Ryan, Jessi Alexander and a young Taylor Swift. He and drummer/vocalist Dave Ray have been together since the bezginning. Bassist Paul Slivka, who joined five years ago, gained fame with Tommy Conwell & the Young Rumblers; he’s worked with Tony Joe White, Tommy Womack, Amanda Shires and Elizabeth Cook, among others. Most Tuesdays, he appears at the Family Wash with his wife, Cole, host of the “Short Sets” songwriter series. Coleman is a regular performer there. This video below is not from the new LP, but it nicely displays the smooth musicianship of this band.



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