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Weekend YouTube: Inbox Videos

Posted in Boca Chica, Mic Harrison, Sons of Bill on December 19, 2010 by AmericanaPulse

Let’s take a short break from the Top 21 list to look over a few videos that have popped up in my inbox over the last couple of weeks…

First up is a vid from local roots rockers Mic Harrison & The High Score.  “Talk to You Tonight” is on Harrison’s new album that I reviewed a few months ago.  Harrison will also play a New Year’s Eve concert with Scott Miller & The Commonwealth just down the road in Maryville at The Shed.

Charlottesville’s Sons of Bill are working on a new album that’s set for a Spring 2011 release. Here’s a new song from it.

Our friend Hallie Pritts sent over two holiday videos from her band Boca Chica.  Watch the videos and then download the songs from Boca Chica’s bandcamp page.

Echo Chamber: Boca Chica / Not on Christmas Eve from Draw Us Lines on Vimeo.

Echo Chamber : Boca Chica / Snow Angels from Draw Us Lines on Vimeo.

ReviewShine Wednesday/A Little Knox Music: Mic Harrison & The High Score

Posted in Knoxville Music, Mic Harrison on August 25, 2010 by AmericanaPulse

Every Wednesday, I feature a brief review of at least one album that has been submitted to me through the ReviewShine website. I have cleverly titled this recurring segment “ReviewShine Wednesday.”

I already had a copy of Mic Harrison and the High Score’s Great Commotion before it showed up in my ReviewShine inbox a couple of weeks ago. Mic is a local artist, and local albums seem to have a way of finding me. In the interest of trying to get things back to a normal schedule at the site, however, I thought it best to use this album as a return to my weekly ReviewShine feature.

Harrison is a bit of a local legend stemming from his days with Knoxville’s roots-rock heroes The V-Roys in the late 1990’s. Harrison co-fronted that band with this blog’s patron saint Scott Miller, and (like Miller) has carved out a nice solo career for himself in the decade since the V-Roys’ split. For his last few albums, Harrison has paired with another local band, The High Score, to flesh out his sound and provide the same kind of power he had behind him in the V-Roys.
Harrison’s latest collaboration with The High Score brings that power to the fore with the aptly titled Great Commotion, an album full of brash, roots rock anthems full of pop hooks that need to be played at a high volume. The band wrote and produced the record themselves and then had the whole thing mastered by studio veteran Eric “Roscoe” Ambel (Bottle Rockets, Chip Robinson, Kasey Anderson). I’m sharing a track called “Early Grove” which is actually one of the more subdued tunes on the album. It’s based around a simple acoustic groove, but has plenty of electric tension pushing through to the surface.
Mic Harrison & The High Score: Early Grove (Buy Album)