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20 Sep 10 Long Woodson Preparing for Latest Release

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Folk-rock duo Long Woodson, the prolific pair whose songwriting prowess extends to book-intricate concept albums, will play a show in Dallas next month to mark the release of its second, ROBYVILLE (Robyville Records; Sept. 21, 2010).

Long Woodson, backed by its band, plays at 10 p.m. Friday, October 15, at City Tavern, 1402 Main St. Tickets are $5; information: 214.745.1402. Luke Wade and No Civilians plays at 11 p.m. Grant Jones and the Pistol Grip Lassos play at midnight.

ROBYVILLE details a fictional West Texas town full of misfits hiding out from mainstream America, each song written about or from the perspective of one of them. Dark lyrics, harmony hooks and gritty vocals paint a picture of survival and hope behind mandolin, Spanish and acoustic guitars, harmonica, and distorted electric guitar.

Matt Long and Gunter Woodson met at The University of Texas and played together in several Austin rock bands. After a time, the duo began to record some of the songs in what has become a growing catalog of co-written material. The result was its first concept album, the acclaimed GIRL UPSTAIRS, which was released in 2009.

ROBYVILLE promises listeners a stimulating journey and a fascinating visit with a colorful cast of characters — with “Nikki,” “Jimi,” “Creole Man” and nine more tracks.
Long Woodson will tour this fall behind the new release.

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