TNBS continue their direction left of the the bluegrass center, with their latest release Vintage All American Dream. “The idea for the record really started with the title track, which I wrote after spending a day at a flea market thumbing through old vinyl collections and browsing a few thrift shops for some snap shirts and jeans. We had taken some time off from any live shows and just started meeting up and pickin…exchanging ideas and tightening the screws on how we interact musically. These guys are all so laid back and talented, by the time we went in to record we were able to pretty much cut it live” (Mark McKinney).
McKinney’s sense of time and place in his writing tell the stories of a lifetime spent in Memphis. His ode to childhood memories of riding to the station in his dad’s gray-on-gray LTD Ford and watching iconic & homeless figure Dancing Jimmy, or his young adult years as a Midtown Manic – staying out all night and playing the local venues every weekend…
Vintage All American Dream has some of the best performances and storytelling we’ve heard thus far from TNBS. Previous releases Songs From the Floor (2003) and Hydroradio (2006)