Drag the River is an alternative country rock band out of Colorado, they've been working towards their latest incarnation since 1996. Their sound is solidly grounded in all of the elements that might come to mind when you think of alt. country; slide guitar, spare piano and heartfelt rusty vocals. Once in a while you might be surprised by a few things thrown into the mix. One such instance is on "Rangement", where a sultry Louisiana style horn section bursts onto the scene and spices up the rhythm.
The greatest strength of their latest album You Can't Live This Way, is their solid sentimental songwriting. It expresses perfectly, the love/hate relationship with our past and where we came from and our future and where it leads. Fans of Wilco and Son Volt in particular will find something to like here.
Drag the River - Rangement
Drag the River - Death of the Life of the Party