Dirtier Harryer (released in November of 2012)|
"The band ... has proven to be one of the most compelling and emotionally stirring of the acts that have cultivated the Americana sound over the past half-dozen years. Live, [Suzanne] Magnuson sings with a mesmerizing conviction and power, and the band's elaborate musical arrangements, written with a deceptive simplicity, display a mastery of the art of dynamic songwriting with a subtle hand for detail. Magnuson brings the fire, and the band brings the vehicle for that fire to shine so brightly."
-- Tom Murphy, Westword (click here to read Tom's full write-up)
1. Waiting on a Line (high quality .mp3)
2. High Plains Dust
3. Death Letter
4. Hellbound in the Eden Tornado (high quality .mp3)
5. Eternity Blues (high quality .mp3)
6. Southbound 93
7. Redneck Ray
8. Money Maker (high quality .mp3)
9. I Am the Demon (Speedwolf cover)
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Into the Darkness (released in December of 2009)
"The Legendary River Drifters' latest release, Into the Darkness, finds comfort in a traditional Americana sound, but also reveals a group of solid musicians who work far beyond the conventions of banjo-heavy folk. Lyrics rich in religious imagery run against classic drinking songs and stories rooted in Colorado history, creating a passionate, instrumentally diverse record that is anything but stale. The intricate, country-twinged melodies expose the Drifters' skillful instrumentation, guitars and bass keeping a steady rhythm while mandolin, harmonica, and the graceful wobble of the saw float to the top. At the helm of the rousing energy is singer-saw player Suzanne Magnuson, whose powerful pipes steer the songs. Sounding like a feistier Emmylou Harris, Magnuson's expressive voice commands attention whether she's crooning about lost love or howling about whiskey."
-- Robin Edwards, The Onion
"Embracing the great themes of folk music - regret, redemption, whiskey, Satan, Jesus - The Drifters make it all sound so easy, but doing what's been done and making it this interesting is tough."
-- Jason McMackin, Missoula Independent
"It's taken them about two years to release their debut, Into the Darkness, but it was worth the wait, as it's a fine collection of foot-stomping tunes."
-- Jon Solomon, Westword
"TLRD sound as if they have traveled through time to present music as it once was. The twang-ridden, rowdy music sounds like what you might expect from a small church or dance hall in Tennessee, circa 1870. While there are modern instruments incorporated into the band's bumpkin lineup, the result is subtle, never detracting from the old-fashioned charm."
-- Kelli Petersen, Colorado Music Buzz
1. The Metal Song (high quality .mp3)
2. Denver City Lights
3. Cherry Wine
4. Soapy Rail Stomp (high quality .mp3)
5. The Prayer
6. The Fire (high quality .mp3)
7. The Mountain Song
8. The Fly (high quality .mp3)
9. Long Before These Days Grew Dark (high quality .mp3)
10. Wash Away My Whiskey Ways
12. Devil Dance
13. Empty Lot
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