The Pink Stones bring "You Know Who" over the pond13-09-2023
In November The Pink Stones are over for a short tour that leads them through the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany with "You Know Who" under their belt.
You Know Who is the follow-up to 2021’s "Introducing…The Pink Stones" for the Athens, GA-based band, made up entirely of Athens musicians who play in other bands around town (including former members of the Drive-By Truckers and The Glands). In one sense, The Pink Stones are a throwback group evoking the cosmic country sounds of Gram Parsons with spacey honky-tonk, trucker anthems, and southern gospel, all reflecting the musical span of frontman Hunter Pinkston.
As you know, David Barbe has long been a producer for the Drive-by Truckers, but those genes must run in the family as son Henry Barbe collaborates with Pinkston as co-producer here. The six-piece unit is multi-instrumentalist Pinkston, Will Anderson (keyboards), Logan Brammer (guitars, vocals), Adam Wayton (bass), pedal steel player and former Drive-by Trucker John Neff, and Jack Colclough (drums). They invite some elite guests to this session including Nikki Lane, Teddy and the Rough Riders, John James Tourville of The Deslondes, and Annie Leeth.
The album, is like a popcorn popper of ideas flying around, with frontman Hunter Pinkston at the center, grabbing the good stuff and fitting everything together just right. If you don't find yourself singing along with The Pink Stones on at least a couple of these songs, then something must be amiss. It will also inevitably evoke those glory days of hazy, country rock in the '70s and might have you reaching for some of Parsons' Sweetheart of the Rodeo fare. If so, that's all good. It all fits so well together.
November tour dates:
03/11: Groningen, NL - Vera
04/11: Groningen, NL - Take Root
05/11: Waardamme, BE - Cowboy Up
09/11: Eindhoven, NL - Wilhelmina
10/11: Castrop Rauxel, DE - Wurstküche Habinghorst
11/11: Hengelo, NL - Metropool
12/11: Alkmaar, NL - Victorie