It feels like summer out there. I mean, it’s March 20th and we live at the point where Quebec turns into Vermont but there ought to be snow and ice on the ground right now. Instead, it’s 74 F on its way to a max of 77 F and the sunshine is warm enough to drive Mateo the black dog inside to cool down. We’re in desperate need of an early summer anthem we can crank up and sing along to on just the second go-round – a down with the windows, crank it up tune designed for dirt roads.
Cue the latest add to the Big Med Playlist for The Big One: ‘Summer Coming On’ by Boston-based country band Dalton and the Sheriffs. This song has county fair, backyard bbq, beer on the porch, and bonfire tailgating written all over it. It’s a great tune and maybe it’ll encourage Ma Nature to keep this wild weather teaze going a little bit longer so that the slide back into reality won’t be quite so much of a bottomless plummet.
Dalton and the Sheriffs, the Boston-based country band has earned rave reviews during its five-month long residency on Wednesday nights at The Lansdowne Pub in the shadows of Fenway Park. Their debut single off “Cheap Guitars” — on iTunes now — is an ode to the working musician, never quite content to give up on the dream of landing a shot at the next big stage.
Known for their energetic live performances, their ability to play three-hour gigs without a break, and the ability of each band member to deliver spot-on performances in a live setting, Dalton and the Sheriffs have begun to break out into regional country venues in the New England.
With a lead singer who has been described as equal parts Darius Rucker and Zac Brown Band, songwriting that intermingles catchy hooks with poetic narratives, guitar riffs that challenge the best of Nashville’s hired guns, and a rock-steady percussion and drums section, Dalton and the Sheriffs is the leading edge of the burgeoning country music in the Boston area.
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