"Everybody should be able to make some music . .
That's the cosmic dance!
"
Maude from HAROLD AND MAUDE
 

 

Tune your dial to a country station and catch the latest CD from AB the Flagman's group The X-Miss Americas. Very well known as a Folk artist, AB has also been a staple in the Atlanta music world for years. While performing throughout the Southeast with a variety of bands he has shared the stage with such popular acts as Widespread Panic, the Indigo girls and Black Foot to name a few.

The X-Miss Americas came onto the scene in 1999 with a bang. Listing influences from Hank Williams Jr. to Kid Rock, and drawing from Rockabilly, Reggae, Rock and Roll, the Blues and whatever else may be lying around, the band has created a sound that can only be referred to as a unique blend of Southern Fried Rock and Roll. They make their own blend of music that AB, the band's main writer, singer and slide guitar player, calls "Americana". Rounding out the band's lineup are Bill Diehl (originally from the Orlando area) on drums, and Paul Kusmer on bass guitar.

The X-Miss Americas' new CD is well worth a listen - and well worth the modest cost of the CD for AB's artwork on the cover alone!

On the Second Heaven label - more information at www.secondheaven.com

 

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