It’s a little raw, a bit loud, unapologetic and honest. It’s blue-collar rock and roll and it’s something that Denver’s Strange Americans are crafting with both brawn and finesse.
In a sense, Strange Americans are rescuing something from the rust pile — straightforward, no-frills rock and roll with a matching aesthetic that is heavy on songwriting and storytelling, presented with reverb-drenched punch and passion — the way The Band or Crazy Horse would have done it.
Strange Americans has two full-length records, A Royal Battle (2012), and That Kind of Luster (2014), along with the 7” Vinyl Places (2015). Borrow You, Brother is the next full-length album expected in the near future and recorded in Denton, TX with The Echo Lab engineer and producer Matt Pence (Centro-matic, Justin Townes Earle).
Strange Americans has shared the stage with Chris Stapleton, Old 97’s, Zakk Wylde, Guided By Voices, Soul Rebels, Dead Confederate, Cory Branan, Red Wanting Blue, The Mother Hips, Nick Urata (of Devotchka) and many more. The band has recorded sessions with Audiotree, Daytrotter and Jam in the Van.