Jul 7, 2013

OPEN YOUR EARS TO THE TEAR STAINED EYE

Scour the internet. Scroll through hours of social media posts. Google search "bands that sound like"... These are things I do for hours at a time, day after day, to find great new music. Sometimes I come up with nothing. Sometimes I get lucky. Sometimes a band comes to me and makes it easy.  Finds like the one I will tell you about here make it all worth the hunt. Today I bring you an Oklahoma band soon to be demanding your attention. Once you get a listen to what the Tear Stained Eye have put together on their new self titled debut EP, they will have it.

As albums go, you really can't miss when you have the red dirt icon Mike McClure behind the scenes pushing the buttons and it shows with this solid effort from the western Oklahoma band. The guys seem to have a pretty deep understanding of the spirit of Oklahoma's storied red dirt music and it shines through here. The tracks "Backroads to Heaven" and "Dust and Tumbleweeds" would fit right in against any of your favorite Great Divide tunes. The track "Heartworn Highway" is a catchy well crafted tune that is as close to radio ready as you can get and should be a solid radio single.

The guys have been honing their craft and defining their stage presence in some of the best venues Oklahoma has to offer. Efforts that resulted in a recent win in the local portion of the Texaco Country Showdown and they will now go on to compete at the state level. Not bad for a band that has only been together in it's current form since late 2012. With members Bill Crane (vocals-rhythm guitar), Chase Evans (lead guitar), Andy Cox (bass) and Travis McKinzie (drums) the Tear Stained Eye stand poised and ready to take the scene by storm. First you... Then Oklahoma... And then???





for more on the band click here or here

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU FOR THIS INFORMATIVE REVIEW ON THIS UPCOMING POPULAR BAND. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THEM GOING TO STATE AND THEN NATIONALS.

Anonymous said...

Wow that song is awesome! Can't wait to see what's next for them

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