Rumor has it that 6 String Drag has a new album coming out in January. Judging by the leaked tracks, it's gonna be a roots rock album and I for one can't wait. But to hold us over until then, I thought I'd share this track which was originally released by Acoustic Asheville, who reports that this song is going to be on the forthcoming album.
Kenny Roby of 6 String Drag is the featured guest on Americana Music Show #232.
More about 6 String Drag
Band leader Kenny Roby was once upon a time a punk rocker, fronting a band called The Lubricators. But they slid on into history around '93 or so to make way for 6 String Drag, which is, I believe a take off / homage to The Stanley Brothers' "Five String Drag" The band line up went through many twists and turns as Roby bounced between Raleigh and Clemson. But they developed a huge following and caught the attention of Steve Earle and Jack Emerson and 6 String Drag got signed to their E-Squared Records label. They put out at least two albums by my count after that and continued to Wow audiences nation-wide. And then, well, and then they all kinda grew up and started families and such and the rock 'n roll lifestyle kinda faded away.
Kenny Roby has continued to put out albums under various band names and several solo albums, including his Memories And Birds album, which was featured on episode 144 of the show.
But now everyone's excited to here that there's going to be a new incarnation of 6 String Drag and that they are going to have a new release in January.