Shaun Horton's Del Rio Ramblers
Go Away Hound Dog CD
Shaun Horton and The Del Rio Ramblers play 1940s/'50s Honky Tonk, Country and Rockabilly with a hard driving beat. The line-up comprises of Fiddle, Steel Guitar, Stand-Up Bass, Lead Guitar, fronted by charismatic singer Shaun Horton. These talented musicians served their apprenticeships touring, recording or appearing with legendary artists such as Frankie Miller, Hardrock Gunter, Tommy Cash, Jack Earls, Billy Lee Riley and Hayden Thompson. You may also recognise individual band-members from their work as part of The Tennessee Trio, The Rhythmaires or The Riverside Trio.
With a repertoire that mixes original material with songs made famous by Hank Williams, Ray Price, Curtis Gordon and Ferlin Husky, Shaun Horton's Del Rio Ramblers present their fabulous debut album Go Away Hound Dog.
Recorded on vintage equipment, authenticity is guaranteed.
Their lively remake of Cliff Johnson's Go Away Hound Dog has been selected as the title track, and is fast becoming a dancefloor hit on the Rockabilly club scene.
Review by STU GIBSON:
This is a rare old treat indeed. An ensemble of some of the finest players of their ilk never mind country, who've backed legends like Billy Lee Riley & Hardrock unter as well as performin in bands such as The Rhythmaires, The Tennessee Trio & The Riverside Trio. The Ramblers exquisitely recreate pure authentic late 40's / early 50's country honky-tonkers, ballad-tokers, cowboy melodramas & hillbilly swing offering their own compositions alongside covers fresh from the range, all recorded with accurate cabin fever detail (incidentally courtesy of Raucous' in-house engineer extraordinaire & Ramblers' steel player Chris Cummings). So, sure, you can expect fiddle, double-bassin', pedal steel (& hats) & songs from the Hank Williams & Ray Price era & style but also be prepared for an emphatic out-of-boots-&-afloat-in-your-hat experience as this truly does belon up there with their hallowed influences. And should be lavished indulently in your record collection.