Save Me From The Storm (Official Video)
Of the new album, Uncut magazine said ‘No. 6’ is “Arguably The Coal Porters Finest yet – a deft, thoughtful and beautifully arranged set with an airy sense of melancholy” awarding it 8/10.
Whilst R2 (Rock’n’Reel) Magazine stated “The Coal Porters are no pastiche bluegrass band, the songs are genuinely heartfelt and the mandolin, Dobro, fiddle and Autoharp are plucked with the deft lightness of genuine skill. The album pushes back the boundaries of bluegrass whilst maintaining total respect for the genre”!
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The Coal Porters new album, No. 6, is produced by John Wood, the legendary British folk-rock mastermind who recorded the classic albums of Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, Beth Orton and Squeeze. No. 6 is a bit of a departure for the Coal Porters as it pushes their musical boundaries further than ever before.
This new album features Kerenza quadruple tracking herself into a string quartet, Andrew on a ukulele, Sid on trusty autoharp and mandolin, both Neil and Paul on dobro, a Byrdsy acoustic 12-string guitar, and very emotional, long, sweet trumpet solo by Cuba’s noted “son y mambo” music virtuoso Eikel Venegas. There has never been music like this before. And already, the album’s opening track, Sid’s “The Day The Last Ramone Died,” is being hailed as a classic.
Recorded in two creative bursts in late 2014 and in 2015 this is the Coal Porters album which took three years to incubate. Four new Sid songs, three new Neil Bob Herd originals, and Kerenza Peacock contributed her first recorded lead vocal on a very personal song with Play A Tune while also gracing the record with a totally catchy instrumental, Chopping The Garlic. The album goes out on a high note with the band’s warm-hearted cover of the Only Ones’ classic hit Another Girl, Another Planet.
No.6 was released in September 2016 and can be ordered via Amazon, iTunes, the Sid Griffin website and in all good records stores.
<a href=”http://www.sidgriffin.com/store/”>Buy No. 6 in the Sid Griffin Store</a>
No. 6 Tracklisting
The Day the Last Ramone Died
Save Me from the Storm
The Blind Bartender
Chopping the Garlic
Train No. 10-0-5
Play a Tune
The Old Style Prison Break
Another Girl, Another Planet
<a href=”http://www.sidgriffin.com/2016/09/06/the-coal-porters-no-6/”>Read more about No. 6</a>