Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Swing South: John Ralston

John Ralston: "Ghetto Tested"

I'm enjoying the recent wave of emo troubadours, now that Dashboard Confessional is pretty much out of the way. Guys like Ace Enders, Jon Nolan, even The New Amsterdams. There are a whole bunch of others and one of those is John Ralston. From Lake Worth, FL he took a similar road after his stint with Legends of Rodeo, a band I love. Their early Americana/alt-country/emo hybrid seemed foreign in 2002 but now seems almost commonplace.

Ralston has embraced that ethic even more so with his solo releases, and has slowed down his tunes but has thrown some more electronic wash into the mix (see "White Spiders" and "Gone Gone Gone," a Legends-sounding song).

With all that said, personally I've dropped the ball on Mr. Ralston. Don't have any of his albums, but think I'll pick up some soon.

Southeast tour dates & vid after the jump:

This is a fan video of "Gone Gone Gone," but it's done well.

Southeast tour dates:

Sep 11 2009
New World Brewery Tampa, Florida

Sep 12 2009
Redlight Orlando, Florida

Sep 13 2009
Local 506 Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Sep 14 2009
Jammin Java Vienna, Virginia

Sep 21 2009
Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, Georgia

Sep 22 2009
1982 Gainesville, Florida

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts with Thumbnails