The Coal Men in Studio 89 on October 21st

Oct 15, 2013

The Coal Men, founded in 1999 by guitarist Dave Colemen, have kept a rigorous touring schedule for over a decade. This well-seasoned folk-rock group has released four albums including their most recent, Escalator, which was introduced in August 2013. 

Escalator, is a fully realized showcase for both Coleman's creativity in the studio and his master as a guitarist and a bandleader. Produces with the help of Joe Garcia, Escalator features guest performances by Will Kimbrough (Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris), Jen Gunderman (The Jayhawks), and Audley Freed (The Black Crowes, Cheryl Crow) - but at its core it is a stripped down rock and roll affair. 

The songs on Escalator, most penned by Coleman, but with contributions from drummer Dave Ray, who has been with Coleman from the start – offer glimpses of small-town life, economic struggle, and the complexities of romantic relationships like straight-ahead rockers “Role Model” and “Broken Heartland.”  Paul Deakin of the Mavericks says, “Get this record and keep a copy in your car disc changer in case you get a wild hair and drive across the country. It is the perfect soundtrack for an American adventure.”

Starting their fall tour in August The Coal Men will be accompanying Todd Snider on tour in October as well as visiting WNKU's Studio 89