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Hill Country Review Rolls into Town with a New Album to be Released ‘Zebra Ranch’

Southern rock/blues purveyors Hill Country Revue will release their second album, Zebra Ranch, on October 12th via Razor & Tie.  The album is everything and more a band could hope for when recording their sophomore album; progressing artistically, creating a defining sound, and coming together with a unity that cannot be manufactured.

While never departing from the blend of Southern rock and blues that Hill Country Revue is known for, the band does expand upon their musical range on this record.  As opposed to the more bluesy sound on their debut album Make A Move, Zebra Ranch is a little more rock.  “Make A Move was an artistic transition, and this album is a personal one,” bandleader Cody Dickinson said.  “Zebra Ranch is our ‘we have arrived’ kind of party.”

Zebra Ranch is comprised of 14 tracks of unparalleled talent, progression and fine craftmanship.  “This album is a yell of rock and roll rebellion,” said Cody.  “It’s also a loud cry for purpose, meaning and truth – straight from the soul.”  The album is also a dedication to Cody’s father, legendary producer and musician Jim Dickinson, who passed one year ago.  The album title comes from the name of Jim’s home recording studio, where both Hill Country Revue albums were created.  “Being an artist himself, he was always producing, even in absentia,” Cody spoke of Jim.  “He continues today, and this record is in his memory.”

Hill Country Revue is an offspring of the North Mississippi Allstars, the Grammy-nominated band Cody is also a part of.  As Hill Country Revue’s bandleader, Cody Dickinson adds vocals, guitar, and drumming to the group as well as other miscellaneous instruments when called for.  Daniel Robert Coburn contributes lead vocals and harp, Kirk Smithhart is guitar and vocals, Doc Samba is bass, and Dave Mason is on drums.

Hill Country Revue will be on tour supporting Zebra Ranch in the fall of 2010 and throughout 2011, including a couple of shows with the Drive-By Truckers followed by a string of dates with Robert Randolph & The Family Band in October.

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ZEBRA RANCH TRACK LISTING

1. Raise Your Right Hand
2. Chalk It Up
3. Going Down
4. Bottom $
5. Zebra Ranch
6. Where You Belong
7. You Hold My Woman
8. My Baby Don’t Know
9. Hill Country
10. Second Street
11. Do Work
12. Idyll
13. I Don’t Know About You
14. Wild Horses

HILL COUNTRY REVUE TOUR DATES

Aug 26 – Savannah, GA – Live Wire Music Hall *
Aug 28 – Charleston, SC – Pour House *
Sept 1 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen *

Sept 2 – Jackson, MS – Hal and Mal’s *
Sept 3 – Jonesboro, AR – Brickhouse Grill *
Sept 4 – Little Rock, AR – Revolution Room*

Sept 5 – Memphis, TN – Memphis Music & Heritage Fest
Sept 7 – Auburn, AL – Skybar *

Sept 8 – Athens, GA – 40-Watt*

Sept 9 – Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay Theatre*
Sept 11 – Chicago, IL – Chuck’s Fest 2010 presented by WXRT
Sept 17 – Fredericton, New Brunswick – Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival

Sept 18 – Fredericton, New Brunswick – Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival
Sept 25 – Ocean Springs, MS – ShedHed Blues Festival
Oct 8 – Louisville, KY – Browne Theater **
Oct 9 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre **
Oct 11 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater ***
Oct 12 – Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay Theatre ***

Oct 13 – Knoxville, TN – The Valarium ***

Oct 15 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre

Oct 16 – Greenville, SC – The Handlebar
Oct 17 – Lexington, KY – Browne Theater ***
Oct 19 – Bloomington, IN – Bluebird Nightclub ***
Oct 20 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall ****
Oct 22 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live ***
Oct 23 – Albany, NY – The Egg ***
Oct 24 – Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Music Hall ***
Oct 26 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge

Oct 27 – Washington, DC – DC9
Oct 29 – Charleston, SC – Pour House
*with Tea Leaf Green / **with Drive-By Truckers / ***with Robert Randolph & The Family Band / ****with Robert Randolph & The Family Band and Martin Sexton

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