Hotel Oscar CD Release Party feat. The Owsley Brothers @ Pandora's
Hotel Oscar is a three-piece American roots rock band. The Destin, FL. band was formed in late 2010 by members, Mose Wilson (guitar/vox), Joe Bradford (bass/vox), and Clint Moreland (drums). They draw influences from 60's and 70's artists like Bob Dylan, The Band, The Talking Heads, and The Kinks as well as modern groups like Wilco and My Morning Jacket.
Hailing from the northern gulf coast of Florida, The Owsley Brothers began as the bedroom recording project of multi-instrumentalist J.E. Reynolds. Armed with a cheap guitar, makeshift drum kit and an 8-track recorder, Reynolds crafted 2011's critically-acclaimed EP, Pure Lust. Within a few months, his unique blend of lo-fi scuzzed-out blues guitar, combined with his utterly unique vocal twang attracted much attention and glowing reviews from blog community stalwarts My Old Kentucky Blog, Aquariaum Drunkard, Rollo & Grady, and Some Velvet Blog. Their songs are currently getting attention and being played on Sirius/XMU, KEXP 90.3 Seattle, and KXLU 88.9 Los Angeles. Morphing into a three piece over the course of the year, the lineup consisted of Reynolds on guitar/vocals, Brian Wise on second guitar, and John Talley on drums. Gaining attention of festival organizers, the Owsley Brothers played Do512 Lounge Session at SXSW, creating a buzz around Austin, and acquiring a handful of private gigs during the course of the weekend. A full length album was recorded, entitled Cobalt, which seemed to solidify the Owsley Brothers' sound: the earthy grit of garage rock coupled with the jainky jolt of the hill country blues, and crowned with Reynold’s high and mighty vocal twang. All of these styles combine to make this one of the most uniquely arresting releases of 2012. Since then, The Owsley Brothers have added two new members to fill out their sound. Heavy hitter John Reinlie is now the drummer, bringing out a new and supercharged aspect to their music. Zion Cochran was also added on bass keyboards and effects, providing the booty shaking low end everyone loves. In addition to they're incesent touring, several of the group's tracks have been lisenced for use by Quicksilver, Fox Motorsports, DC shoes for national Ad Campaigns, as well as placements in FX's "The League" ABC's "Revenge", and Showtime's "Shameless" . With more placements & festivals lined-up for 2013, everything seems to have fallen in the right place. Till then, the band is busy at the own home grown analog studio, 'Bounty Studios' in Santa Rosa Beach working on their next album. Everything is recorded reel to reel and done with a great love for warm analog sound.