Feels Like Carolina

Feels Like Carolina

by Parmalee
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Parmalee is a tight-knit band consisting of brothers Matt Thomas (guitar, vocals) and Scott Thomas (drums), cousin Barry Knox (bass), and childhood friend Josh McSwain (guitar, keyboards), all of whom grew up together near Greenville, North Carolina, and what they play is rock, full of big drums and slashing, fuzzy electric guitar runs, overlaid with country vocals and themes, a hybrid that both contemporary country and rock/pop stations are undoubtedly happy to embrace. A veteran band (whose members have been playing music together in various configurations since they were teenagers, with some ten years of gigging and touring under their belts, plus an independent album and a pair of EPs), Parmalee was poised to break through to the next level when drummer Scott Thomas was shot three times during a robbery of the band's RV after a show in Rock Hill, South Carolina, spending ten days in a coma and a month and a half in the hospital. He recovered enough to play a showcase for Stoney Creek Records, which signed the band to a record deal. Following a pair of singles, "Musta Had a Good Time," which peaked at 38 in the Top 40 country charts, and the poignant "Carolina," which went Top Ten, Parmalee's second album, and first on a nationally distributed label, Feels Like Carolina, shows a band that, at its best, combines gritty Southern garage rock with lead singer Matt Thomas' pure country vocals. A few tracks here feel generic, but the standouts, like the post-party anthem "Musta Had a Good Time," the heartfelt and striking "Carolina," and the beautiful "My Montgomery," present a band more than ready for a prime-time audience.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/10/2013
Label: Broken Bow
UPC: 0697487698723
catalogNumber: 76987

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Parmalee   Primary Artist
Smith Curry   Dobro
Dan Dugmore   Steel Guitar
Tony Harrell   Keyboards
Russ Pahl   Steel Guitar
Adam Shoenfeld   Electric Guitar
Jason Mowery   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Fiddle
Barry Knox   Bass Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Rob McNelly   Electric Guitar
Josh McSwain   Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Group Member
Danny Rader   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Bouzouki
Mike Johnson   Steel Guitar
Matt Thomas   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Scott Thomas   Percussion,Drums,Group Member

Technical Credits

Rick Beato   Composer
Tommy Cecil   Composer
Joe Martino   Engineer
Craig Wiseman   Composer
Trent Tomlinson   Composer
Blair Daly   Composer
Glenn Sweitzer   Art Direction
Shane Minor   Composer
Jim Cooley   Engineer
Keith Anderson   Composer
Kurt Allison   Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Tully Kennedy   Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Bobby Pinson   Composer
Adam Craig   Composer
Phil O'Donnell   Composer
Rachel Thibodeau   Composer
Arlis Albritton   Composer
Brandon Kinney   Composer
Chris Janson   Composer
Rich Redmond   Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Kyle Jacobs   Composer
Barry Knox   Composer
Wade Kirby   Composer
Josh McSwain   Composer
Randy Montana   Composer
Preston Brust   Composer
Jaron Boyer   Composer
Ben Stennis   Composer
David Fanning   Composer,Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Ben Daniel   Composer
Jason Sever   Composer
Ben Glover   Composer
Matt Thomas   Composer
Scott Thomas   Composer
Kevin Neal   Booking
Landis Frier   Composer

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