On the Red Line
'On the Red Line' is the debut CD from the Rhodes Tavern Troubadours. The 14 original songs on this album conjure up the influences of artists such as NRBQ, Nick Lowe, The Replacements, and the Rolling Stones into a roots rocking, pop music explosion that's sure to get you moving and keep you humming. The Rhodes Tavern Troubadours are comprised of four veterans of the Washington, D.C. music scene. This year the band was voted 'Best New Band', and 'Best Rock/Pop Band' by the Washington Area Music Association. The Washington Post writes: 'The quartet pays homage to the past by playing roots rock, country, swing and R&B with more flair than any band in town. They can strut through a Ray Price shuffle, break your heart on the soul standard 'The Dark End of the Street' or get your feet moving with originals that sound like tracks from a long-lost NRBQ record. Drummer Jack O'Dell (who plays with Washington's premier twangin' musician, Bill Kirchen) pulled together a band that can truly do it all. The Charismatic Jake Flack shares guitar duties with super-picker Dave Chappell, and they're joined by bassist Mark Noone, who garnered some fame as part of the influential punk band the Slickee Boys.'