The Cadillac Three – Tabasco & Sweet Tea (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 33:35 minutes | 419 MB | Genre: Country
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Big Machine Records’ The Cadillac Three will release a new album, “Tabasco & Sweet Tea,” on Friday, October 23rd. The project will feature new takes on 11 previously released tracks from the trio, including selections from their most recent album, “Country Fuzz.” In celebration of the album release, the group will perform a special livestream show on Tuesday, October 27, featuring songs from the new album.
The new release will expand on some of the grooves featured in Country Fuzz. Explains drummer Neil Mason: “As we finished the last record, we knew we were only tapping the surface with songs like ‘The Jam’ for where we could go next musically and found ourselves inspired to dive into these sounds that we had never explored before as a band.
“We’ve always had a lot of influences, but ultimately found ourselves thinking about what we were listening to in high school – the Meters, Stevie Wonder, Medeski Martin & Wood and John Scofield.” The album stretches from the opening, boisterous title track to the typically stirring closer “Sabbath On Cornbread.”
“This album is a science project”
Lead singer and guitarist Jaren Johnston picks up the story: “This album is a science project…constantly moving in different directions but keeping one cohesive feel throughout. We kind of have this innate thing going after all these years so it was cool to kind of stretch into some new musical spaces with elements of a DJ set that flows from track to track, but mixed with 80s funk vibes and jam-band flow over hardcore country lyrics.”
As a special gesture to their loyal and ever-growing fan base, Cadillac Three will offer Tabasco & Sweet Tea at a reduced price for the first week of release. It’s intended to make the album as accessible as possible at a time when many are not able to spend as much on music, but need it more than they ever have.
“We wouldn’t be where we are without our fans,” says bassist Kelby Ray. “We lost the ability to tour and know many of our fans have also lost their ability to work consistently this year so we wanted to find a way to provide this album as cost effectively as we could. Our hope is that everyone who wants Tabasco & Sweet Tea can get it without breaking the bank.”
Keeping connected in different ways: Despite the enforced absence of shows by their favorites this year, fans have shown their support in many ways, for example purchasing exclusive “crew” merchandise to help the band’s road family over the loss of concerts. They’ve also donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee as a part of their 100,000 Meals in 100 Days initiative. Meanwhile the trio have been highlighting local venues and other artists with their Country Fuzz Presents livestream residence at Nashville’s The Basement and Exit/In.
1. The Cadillac Three – Tabasco & Sweet Tea
2. The Cadillac Three – Stop That Girl
3. The Cadillac Three – Head Over Wheels
4. The Cadillac Three – Sweet Southern Spirit
5. The Cadillac Three – Road Soda
6. The Cadillac Three – Bridges
7. The Cadillac Three – Devil’s Lettuce
8. The Cadillac Three – Crispy
9. The Cadillac Three – Money Ain’t Shit
10. The Cadillac Three – Turn The Radio On
11. The Cadillac Three – Sabbath On Cornbread