Published on February 12th, 2019 | by Jerry Doby0
Gangstagrass Gets Fired Up for Upcoming Live Album ‘Pocket Full of Fire’ February 15th
Gangstagrass is cooking up the heat to stun their fans once again by releasing their 5thĀ album and first live recording, āPocket Full of Fireā on February 15th.Ā This live recording is independently released by RENCH Audio and distributed by ONErpm. Brooklyn based Producer Rench has brilliantly come up with a genre of their own, Bluegrass and Hip-hop. These two opposite genres that collide together play a distinct role in our American music culture. Their new upcoming album features their hit single,Ā āBarnburningā.
āGangstagrass meld authentic bluegrass with rap and hip-hop. It’s a concept that may look jarring on paper but the band does it so effectively that it’s a much easier idea to sell once music fans see or hear them.ā Forbes
Gangstagrassā Producer Rench is an Emmy nominated, billboard charting musician and producer. Rench was nominated, along with rapper and actor T.O.N.E.Z, for an Emmy for the Gangstagrass song, “Long Hard Times to Come” used as the theme song to the hit FX series “Justified.” Premiering in 2010 and running for six season, the series and the emmy nomination have garnered a wide audience nationally that continues to grow – the most recent Gangstagrass album debuted at #5 on the Billboard bluegrass charts.
āWhile we are very proud of our studio albums, there’s just something about our live shows that you can only get if you’re there in the room. We do our best work onstage, and this album captures some of our best shows, in our favorite rooms, with crowds that support us and give us amazing energy that we give right back.ā Banjo player Dan
Pocket Full of Fire is a personal experience from Gangstagrass to their audience. Dolio the Sleuth states, āGangstagrass is powered by love that takes on many shapes and forms. Most of all, it presents itself in our mutual love of the art we create together. Doing what we do live allows us to share that love with all of you!ā
The second single from āPocket Full of Fireā,Ā āKeep TalkingāĀ dropped January 25th.
āHip-hop percussion meets bluegrass instrumentation on this live track, which was recorded during a Gangstagrass concert in St. Louis. Banjo arpeggios and flourishes of fiddle are tucked between the songās rapped verses, creating a bridge between two seemingly disparate genres.ā Ā Rolling Stone Country
Gotta say, if fresh and exciting is what you’re looking for, Gangstagrass fits the bill ~ JD
Pocket Full of FireĀ track listing:
- Barnburning (Live)
- Keep Talking (Live)
- You Can Never Go Home Again (Live)
- Red River (Live)
- Nowhere to Run (Live)
- Long Grey River (Live)
- Gunslinging Rambler (Live)
- Bound to Ride (Live)
- Home (Live)
- All for One (Live)
- Will the Circle Be Unbroken (Live)
- Aināt No Stopping (Live)
Gangstagrass will be performing at the International Folk Alliance in Montreal, Feb 14-17th, 2019.
The crew just finished a round of UK tour dates; now THAT’S international swag!
Jan 30-Ā Ā Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms
Jan 31- Exeter – Phoenix
Feb 1- Bristol- Thekla
Feb 2 – Oxford – Academy 2
Feb 3rd- ManchesterāĀ Ā Band on the Wall
Feb 5th-Ā Ā Perth – Inchyra Aarts Club
Feb 6th-Ā Ā Glasgow- Hug & Pint
Feb 7th- Newcastle – The Cluny
Feb 8thā Birmingham-Ā Ā 02 Institute 3
Feb 9thā London- The GarageTweet