Archive for August, 2007

I want to introduce you guys to a band out of Philadephia that I am really starting to get into.

The Pawnshop Roses have been playing their brand of Americana rock in the Philadelphia area’s top venues for the past few years. In December, they got some national attention when they won the YouTube Underground Contest for Best Live Video and appeared on Good Morning America. Following the YouTube win, the band signed to Earvolution Records and hit the studio.

Their first full length record “Let it Roll” is an Americana rock gem produced by Pete Donnelly of the Figgs (Amos Lee/G-Love/Graham Parker) with a couple song co-arrangements by noted alt-country artist Tom Gillam. Donnelly adds some vocal, guitar and bass backing on a few tracks while Jonn Savannah (Van Morrison, Joe Cocker, Squeeze) sits in for piano on a two tracks as well. The record is being distributed by Home Grown Distribution and is available on all electronic outlets including iTunes. The band has quickly jumped into Home Grown’s top seller list alongside established acts like Spearhead, Phish, Derek Trucks, Xavier Rudd and more.

Listen to some of their music:

Here We Go

The Life We Lead

Pawnshop Roses Myspace

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