The Coal Men – Escalator
Release Date – August 27, 2013
Presented by Todd Snider’s Aimless Records
The Coal Men will start touring in August and join Todd Snider on tour in October
“I’m wearing out this new Coal Men record. I think it’s masterful start-to-finish. Dave Coleman is one of Americana music’s great songwriters, and I hope this record gets the attention it deserves.” – Todd Snider
“It was a treat to play on this record. I'm a longtime fan of Dave's writing, singing, guitar playing and producing. He has the ability to always combine thoughtful craft and gut instinct in any of these roles. – Audley Freed (Sheryl Crow/The Black Crowes)
“Their songs are sharp enough to wound, and warm enough to heal. Their songs welcome us to a new and unexpected Nashville.” Peter Cooper, The Tennessean
“Get this record and keep a copy in your car in case you get a wild hair and drive across the country. It is the perfect soundtrack for an American adventure.” Paul Deakin of the Mavericks.
Escalator is a fully-realized showcase for Dave Coleman’s creativity in the studio and his mastery as a guitarist and bandleader. Produced with the help of Joe Garcia, Escalator features guest performances by Will Kimbrough (Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris), Jen Gunderman (The Jayhawks, Sheryl Crow) and Audley Freed (The Black Crowes, Sheryl Crow) – but at its core this is a stripped-down rock-and-roll affair.
Escalator cuts an impressive swath through Americana territory: blues-infused country to best any outlaw wannabe (“Stuck”), melodic ballads and mid-tempo pop (“The Fall,” “Old Friends”), and straight-ahead rock (“Role Model,” “Broken Heartland”).
This is the fourth album for The Coal Men and they have admirers at home and on the road for a decade, and the band’s latest work is drawing particular praise Songs on Escalator – most penned by Coleman, but with contributions from drummer Dave Ray, who has been with Coleman from the start – offering glimpses of small-town life, economic struggle, and the complexities of friendships and relationships. “I grew up in a little town and these songs are my own story and stories of things I’ve seen – that’s what I enjoy writing about,” Coleman says.
Jenni Finlay Promotions
Kim Fowler – Two Dog Media
Dave Coleman – 615-228-3290