February 01, 2011

The Bridge: National Bohemian

The Bridge
photo: Alicia Rose

Baltimore roots rock band The Bridge have released their fifth studio album National Bohemian. The seasoned road rats were produced by Steve Berlin, who did a good job capturing their various moods. The loud, roaring saxes of Geraldine, the slide guitar of the slow Long Way To Climb and bar room bravado of Rosie all drink from the same well: dirty, heartfelt rawk 'n' roll.

Berlin must have spend quite some time on getting the right drum sound as the rock solid bottom for National Bohemian. Hey Mama has a nice juxtaposition with the vocals and playing a little bit behind the beat like Charlie Watts always seems to do works really well for Colorado Motel.

The Bridge:
Cris Jacobs: guitar, vocals
Kenny Liner: mandolin, vocal percussion
Dave Markowitz: bass, vocals
Patrick Rainey: alto, tenor and baritone saxophones
Mike Gambone: drums
Mark Brown: keys

The Bridge: National Bohemian

National Bohemian is released through Woodberry Records/Thirty Tigers.

Tracks:
  1. Sanctuary
  2. Chavez
  3. Big Wheel
  4. Moonlight Mission
  5. Geraldine
  6. Long Way To Climb
  7. Rosie
  8. Hey Mama
  9. Stranger In My Own Home
  10. Colorado Motel
  11. Dirt On My Hands
Live dates:
  • 02/01 Baltimore, MD @ Sound Garden
  • 02/02 Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
  • 02/03 Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
  • 02/04 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
  • 02/05 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
  • 02/08 York, PA @ Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center
  • 02/09 Syracuse, New York @ Westcott Theater
  • 02/10 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
  • 02/11 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
  • 02/12 New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
  • 02/16 Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
  • 02/17 Madison WI @ Majestic Theatre
  • 02/18 Chicago, IL @ Park West
  • 02/19 Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland Ballroom
  • 02/20 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s
  • 02/26 Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant Street
  • 03/03 Newport, Kentucky @ Southgate House
  • 03/04 Bloomington, IN @ Max’s
  • 03/05 Blue Springs, MO @ Trouser Mouse
  • 03/06 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre – Rye Room
  • 03/09 Breckenridge, Colorado @ Three20South
  • 03/10 Fort Collins, CO @ Hodi’s Half Note
  • 03/11 Denver, CO @ Cervante’s
  • 03/15 Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club
  • 03/16 Dayton, OH @ Canal Street Tavern
  • 03/17 Huntington, WV @ V Club
  • 03/18 Frostburg, MD @ Dante’s
  • 03/19 Harrisburg, PA @ Appalachian Brewing Company
  • 04/06 Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House Music Hall
  • 04/08 Charlotte, NC @ Double Door
  • 04/09 Atlanta, GA @ Smith’s Olde Bar
  • 04/10 Charleston, SC @ The Pour House
  • 04/12 Athens, GA @ Melting Point
  • 04/14 New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s
  • 04/16 Austin, TX @ Old Settler’s Music Festival
  • 04/19 Los Angeles, CA @ The Mint
  • 04/20 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
  • 04/24 Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
  • 04/26 Missoula, MT @ Top Hat
  • 04/27 Great Falls, MT @ Machinery Row
  • 05/06 Erie, PA @ Crooked I
  • 06/04 Sussex County Fairgrounds @ Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Festival

» thebridgemusic.com

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