New Columbia Nashville group Cole Deggs & The Lonesome are set to heat up the summer with the release their self-titled debut album on July 10, 2007. The fresh, compelling energy of the fivesome’s first single, “I Got More,” continues to amass well-deserved airplay on the country charts, and new fans can tune in this weekend to 650 AM or wsmonline.com as the group makes their debut on the famed Grand Ole Opry radio show this Saturday, May 12.
Fifteen years in the making, Cole Deggs & The Lonesome is a genuine “band of brothers.” Individually, they are accomplished musicians and songwriters. Collectively, they are a rock steady, look-you-in-the-eye song craft, and their debut album for Columbia Nashville is a fusion of country rock and southern soul from a five-man band as real and genuine as the music they make.
Call it country with an edge, if you like, music that’s country to the core but also rocks and blends in touches of the blues as well as the special seasonings of their Texas and Louisiana roots. Add to the mix road-honed musicianship, songwriting sharpened by top-flight experience, and then brotherly harmonies in a tradition that stretches back in country through the Everlys and Louvins — and in this case, multiplied times two sets of brothers for masterful harmonies — and you’ve got a new country band with the confidence, chops and charm of time-tested veterans.