Roots-Rock Band Michigan Rattlers Have Released Their Extraordinary Sophomore Studio Album, “That Kind of Life”
The Michigan Rattlers will kick off a 64-date tour this month with two very special album release shows in Detroit followed by stops throughout the US and Canada in Chicago, Denver, Austin, Nashville, Toronto, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Boston and more. Local CDC requirements will be followed, and fans can purchase tickets by visiting wwww.michiganrattlers.com.
“It shouldn’t have taken a pandemic to teach us how much we need other people,” said lead vocalist and primary songwriter Graham Young. “But I think to some extent it did. I guess this is a record about love and loss, like most records are. But even though we recorded these songs before the pandemic they feel more significant now. We can’t wait to see you guys and tell you these stories in person.”
Michigan Rattlers started teasing the release of That Kind of Life last year with the debut of the album’s first two singles “Desert Heat” and “Like A Kid.” The new music picks up right where their critically acclaimed debut full length, Evergreen (2018), left off.Lifelong friends and deep-north natives, Michigan Rattlers play heavy-hearted folk-rock with an aching dose of Midwestern nice. Graham Young (lead vocals/guitar), Adam Reed (vocals/upright bass), Christian Wilder (vocals/piano) and Tony Audia (drums) began writing music and performing together in their Northern Michigan high school. They regularly played every bar, cafe, and stage in town, developing a musical chemistry informed by the likes of AC/DC, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Seger, and more. After a few years apart, Reed and Young settled down in Los Angeles, recorded a short demo, and began playing locally. The demo found its way in the hands of super-producer Johnny K, and they cut the bulk of their first EP at NRG studios in just one day. This self-titled Michigan Rattlers EP attracted glowing reviews from No Depression, Bluegrass Situation, Relix, Glide, Grammy.com and more. Rolling Stone named the band one of their “Ten New Country Artists You Need To Know,” and in 2018, following a massive summer tour that included stops at Bonnaroo, Firefly and Electric Forest; the band released their highly anticipated debut full length album, Evergreen to critical acclaim.
UPCOMING MIDWEST/GREAT PLAINS “THAT KIND OF LOVE” TOUR DATES:
July 15 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
July 19 – Cheyenne, WY – Terry Bison Ranch
July 26 – Greeley, CO – Moxi Theater
July 27 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall
July 29 – Kearney, NE – Joe’s Honky Tonk
July 30 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
July 31 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
August 1 – Davenport, IA – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel
August 3 – Davenport, IA – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel
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