The Green Boys are:
Ryan Green (Vocals, Bass, Banjo)
Sean Green (Vocals, Guitar)
Michael Emmons (Vocals, Dobro, Steel, Banjo)
Zack Miller (Mandolin)
Jonathan Burkett (Drums)
Oh Delia is the second release, and first full-length, from americana/country revival songsters The Green Boys. It was recorded over the course of 2012 at renowned Wally Cleaver's Studio in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The diversity within the record requires a listen to fully appreciate... but know that bluegrass and classic country aficionados will walk away sated, and non-farb super hardcore indie Americanos will find nothing to scoff at here. This is a CD of genuine original music written and recorded in the same straightforward close cropped vibe of the Green Boy's first release, but with a few more years growth in every facet of their sound.
More About The Green Boys: The Green Boys are a four-piece band based out of Richmond, Virginia. Equally mislabeled as bluegrass, folk, or honky-tonk, the boys sometimes mention the idea of being a part of a “country-revival”. It’s a half-serious notion that nonetheless approaches the crux of the band’s complex sound. The Green Boys are led by brothers Sean and Ryan Green, each a songwriter coming from and delivering very different lyrical and melodic styles. Yet like the Louvin, Delmore, or even today’s Avett Brothers, the distinction between the two voices is grounded by a blood harmony, their edges blending towards a commonality.
Rounded out by the talented Mike Emmons and Zack Miller, the band’s live show is a trek through low-tempo lap steel melancholies, banjo and mandolin barnstorming, and jug band sing-alongs. All the while, their well honed hooks tend to catch the ear. The Green Boys flirt with many genres, yet the focus never strays far from their goal. The melody, the lyric, and the feeling assembled into the band’s small contribution to what they feel is a national revival of a simple ideal: the songwriter is the singer, the sound is the way it feels, the words, simple too, are the way it was and is.
The Green Boys released a self-entitled EP in 2010 and their first full-length album "Oh Delia" in May of 2013. They have shared the stage with artists such as Southern Culture on the Skids, NO BS Brass, Jackass Flats, The Hot Seats, Frontier Ruckus, Spirit Family Reunion and Folk Soul Revival. They have played many prominent regional venues and frequent the Virginia festival circuit including a 2012 first-place finish in the Watermelon Park Bluegrass Festival band contest.
released 17 May 2013
All songs written by The Green Boys except "I Wanna Be Like You"
Recorded and Engineered by Jeff Covert at Wally Cleaver's Studios
Mastered by Bill Wolf at Wolf Productions Inc.
Cover art by Mary Sheehan
Banner Photo by Carly Romeo with Two Spoons Photography