When American Road released their debut 5 song EP, “I Dream in Country”, in March of 2016, it was a big step. They hadn’t really built up a following as of yet, but felt getting their music out there first was the way to go.
The EP garnered great response and their debut single, “U.N.I.R. Country”, became a regular that spring/summer on Thunder 106.3 FM’s “High Octane” show on Friday nights. Soon they began to hear themselves all over the country on various internet radio stations.
Several New Jersey college stations got wind of them as well and put them into regular rotation.
The band then started getting calls to open for national acts at venues across the state.
To date, American Road has opened for Tyler Farr, Chase Rice and Parmalee and been nominated for 5 Josie Independent Music Awards. Not bad for a band barely 2 years old.
American Road 5 song EP, “I Dream in Country”
“We attribute any success we’ve had so far, to our songs. We believe in them as well as each other.” Instead of riding on the initial wave from the EP, American Road decided to get back into the studio. “We’ve just got so many songs to share with everyone. Our fans that love the EP are hungry to hear more and more.
A full length album is near completion and will be out by the upcoming holidays.
The CD will have 11 new songs. “Some of the songs on this cd have been part of our live shows for a while now. “The Weekend”, “Ain’t Enough Whiskey” and “Thicker Than Blood” are already fan favorites.
Along with even newer tunes like “Crazy Love”, “Brave and Free” and “Here and Now”, fans new and old will notice one thing that American Road has always been proud to show, diversity.
This album will have everything, ballads, rockers and songs to make you wanna dance. There will even be a lullaby. “Chase Your Dreams” and “One Kiss Away” go into areas even far more experienced bands wouldn’t go. “Since we first started, it was agreed we would come out swinging, holding nothing back. We love trying new things and seeing people’s reactions”.
Singer/Songwriter Criss Patrik, Drummer Michael Garbe, Guitarist John DiStase and Bassist Brian Michaels believe they’ve got something very special. “It’s a great combo of country and rock and roll, great stories and emotions with driving, catchy tunes”. They can’t wait to get this album out there, but won’t rush it. “We originally wanted this out by summer, but things just took longer than expected. We refused to put out something that we didn’t feel was 100% right”.
The album titled “Music and Words” easily shows American Road’s growth in just a short time. The songs stretch over a range of emotions and fans will have a hard time picking their favorite track. “We want to give everyone a cd that they can put in their stereo, press play and just let it play over and over. And of course we plan to continue doing our live showing support of the songs, bringing them to life.”
Be sure to follow the guys:
Website – Americanroadmusic.com
Facebook – AmericanRoadBand
Twitter – AmericanRdBand
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/3v891Bt4IQ8eiptrfMyrOw
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCegMXoM1bzQGEiuE6cFsIbg