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Coal Men will mine alt-country, rock at concert here Saturday




The Coal Men, and alternative country and roots rock band from Nashville, Tenn., will perform at Summit City in Whitesburg on Saturday. At left is the cover photograph of the band's new album,

The Coal Men, and alternative country and roots rock band from Nashville, Tenn., will perform at Summit City in Whitesburg on Saturday. At left is the cover photograph of the band’s new album, “Kids With Songs.”

“The laid-back drawl of Coal Men lead singer Dave Coleman falls somewhere between Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Ronnie Van Zant and Alan Jackson,” musician Mare Wakefield said of the alternativecountry and roots rock band The

Coal Men in Performing

Songwriter magazine. “Bluesy Hammond organ and twangy, Allman Brothers-style electric guitar complete the Southern rock vibe …”

The Coal Men, of Nashville, Tenn., will perform in concert Saturday (Aug. 8) at Summit City in Whitesburg. Showtime is 9 p.m. Admission at the door is $7.

The Coal Men’s first visit to Whitesburg comes just after the

release of their new album, Kids

With Songs, which includes the song “Farther Find Me Now,” which is selling steadily on iTunes and currently is in the top 50 at the Amazon.com after being featured on the July 28 episode of the Discovery Channel’s top rated show, “The Deadliest Catch.”

 

 

The new CD was just mailed to radio stations two weeks ago, but is already getting significant airplay.

“The Coal Men have risen from the ranks of Nashville up-andcomers to a spot as one of Music City’s strongest, nerviest rock acts,” critic Peter Cooper wrote in

Nashville’s daily newspaper The

Tennessean.

“The Coal Men are one of my favorite Nashville bands,” critic Robert K. Oermann wrote in Music

Row Magazine. “Leader Dave Coleman writes brilliantly and sings with soulful conviction. … These folks deserve stardom, people.”

The Coal Men’s music can be heard by visiting www.myspace.com/ thecoalmen.

Persons wishing more information about Saturday’s show may call 633-2715.

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