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American Babies (Tom Hamilton, Joe Russo, Jim Hamilton, Scott Metger)



American Babies
American Babies - American Babies
(CD) American Babies, 2008-04-01

Tracklisting :
01. Invite Your Friends
02. Baby, Don't Cry
03. Swimming at Night
04. American Babies
05. Broken English
06. Brooklyn Bridge
07. One for the Road
08. Floating
09. Rocker
10. Flowers Don't Grow in the Moonlight
11. Never Be Loved Like This Again

Band Members :
Tom Hamilton: Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Joe Russo: Drums, Vocals
Jim Hamilton: Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Scott Metzger: Guitar, Vocals

Links :
americanbabies.net
myspace.com/tomhamiltonsamericanbabies
cdbaby.com/cd/americanbabies

Press Release :
Tom Hamilton is only in his mid-'20s, but the guitarist/singer commands his nursery of American Babies with all the seasoned know-how of someone twice his age. The band is filled out by some heavy hitting Brooklyn based musicians; guitarist Scott Metzger, bassist Jim Hamilton, vibraphone virtuoso Kevin Kendrick, and the highly praised drummer Joe Russo.

Such a lineup could easily create a large, boisterous sound, but the American Babies apply a "less is more" mentality to these rootsy, country-infused tunes. When Hamilton strums his guitar, casually wails into his harmonica, and leads the American Babies in another one of their wistful numbers, he channels a young Gram Parsons (or perhaps a more sober Ryan Adams). And when the American Babies wrap their three-part harmonies around Hamilton's twangy baritone, it's not hard to see this group - and their young leader - enjoying a career as lengthy as those aforementioned luminaries.
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