January 15th marked the release of Adam Dalton and the B-Sides rollicking new blues romp “Eye On The Prize (Parts 1 & 2)”, kicking off a yearlong series of singles from the group. “We wanted to free ourselves from the constraints of creating a body of work for an album and focus on individual songs and taking them where they were asking to go,” says Dalton.
Recorded to 2” tape at Nashville’s all analog Fry Pharmacy Recording Studios, the song follows in the rootsy footsteps of Dalton’s 2009 release, Self-Loathing Blues. “Scott [McEwen] at Fry did a great job of recreating the classic Chess records sound,” says bassist Dean Marold.
On January 18th, tucked away in East Nashville's Friday night neon light, Adam Dalton and the B-Sides played to a packed house for their new single release party at Mad Donna's Music Loft.
The band kicked off the year releasing a two-part single; one song, two sounds. The latest tune is a bluesy soundtrack – with flares of Jack Johnson meets Chuck Berry, in the writing style of James Brown. From the first chord plucked on Adam's Gibson ES-135 guitar, the romp is driving and inviting.
Without intentions for a commercial prize, the band will release two-part singles throughout the year. Commitment to no specific genre is a green light to creativity in their mind. And more-so for indie music listeners.
“Eye On The Prize, Pt. 1 & 2” can be found on iTunes and Spotify.