A NON-PROFIT GALLERY FOR THE VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
APRIL 2003 |
No River City
rockstephenfosterfolkindie from the deep south, often spooky
April 26, 2003
Sunday at 8:00pm
With comparisons to everything from Neil Young to Palace to Cowboy Junkies, you might think either the band or their fans were Canadian. But No River City's music is simply an indie folk band with a country soul and a Mexican rock-n-roll guitar hand.... and a cello. They're not from beautiful, friendly, chilly Canada -- Terri is an army brat, who hails from all over, but mainly the southeast. Drew was born and bred in Atlanta, Georgia.
Terri and Drew first started playing together regularly in 2000 with Slim Chance and the Convicts, long one of Atlanta's few roots-country bands. The addition of Terri on cello and Drew on accordion took the music a twisty way beyond honky-tonk. At the same time No River City was playing their first gigs in Atlanta and Athens. For a while, the band explored Drew's songs as a five-piece, sicky-tonk band, playing songs about spyhilis, death, lost love, death.... Then, in the fall of 2001, Terri came beating down Drew's door, saying, "You've been so blind! You need a cellist." Drew said, "cool," and the gigs just started falling in their laps.
The two still appear with the Convicts occasionally, but the release of NRC's first single and the constant road trips around Georgia and the Carolinas have occupied most of the last six months. The venues have ranged from pool halls and coffee shops to premiere clubs, with diverse audiences happily devouring the music.
Drew and Terri are currently recording in a barn in Nashville, where excellend sound and good friends from Heritage Cherry, Scott Miller & The Commonwealth, Josh Rouse and The Bees are helping put a sad, bitter yet radiant full-length album together. The first sessions were held during the Nashville blizzard of January 2003.
Drew de Man -- acoustic and electric guitars, vocals, songwriting, accordion, pills, liquor
Terri Onstad -- cello, acoustic guitar, vocals, keys, pills, liquor, lipstick
R.I.Y.L. Alejandro Escovedo, Ryan Adams, Palace, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings
**The 7 inch single is getting adds and airplay around the country. For a list of staitions where NRC appears on playlists or is in rotation, see the website.
Record Label & Distribution: Six Little Shoes Records, Atlanta, Georgia
GALLERY : 6 EAST BROAD STREET : RICHMOND,VA 23219 : 804.782.8672
all content copyright 1999-2002 : may not be reproduced in any form
without written permission