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The 'Mericans

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Rhode Island, United States

The ‘Mericans are an band from Rhode Island led by former Purple Ivy Shadows singer & guitarist Chris Daltry who has been called a “visionary (local) founding father of the rootsy rockers” by the Providence Phoenix. Other members include Mike Savage (drums), Chris Daltry, Paul Williamson, and Pete Lima (bass). The group has released two full length records called ’Merican Recordings (2006), and Where All Dead Leaves Go (2007) that have met with critical praise : “Where All Dead Leaves Go is one magical listen and one of the year’s best discs” with the band’s “southern-fried roots shine across warm with tremolo , hooks, and harmonies akin to retro gems from bands like Galaxie 500” and “It’s quiet music you want to crank” the group has also the honor of being voted “Best Roots Act” in the 2008 Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll by their fans and their 2007 album Where All Dead Leaves Go was named as a Top Local Album release by the Phoenix and THE ‘MERICANS were also asked to contribute music to the soundtrack for the 2008 film “You Must Be This Tall : The Story of Rocky Point” which is about the long-defunct Rhode Island amusement park Rocky Point. fans and critics have compared the sound of THE ‘MERICANS to groups like The Feelies, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Television, Wilco, the Jayhawks, the Byrds, Pernice Brothers, Son Volt, the Rolling Stones and THE ‘MERICANS have performed live with with many diverse acts including Mark Olson of The Jayhawks, Lightning Bolt, Anders Parker of Varnaline, Death Vessel, Ida, The Figgs, Jennifer O’Connor, Mascott, Sleepyhead, New Radiant Storm King, Poem Rocket, KaiserCartel, Audrey Ryan, Deer Tick, Rich Gilbert (Frank Black and The Catholics) and Blackstone Valley Sinners and many others.

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