Posts tagged: American Music

Look out! Gangstagrass is going to outer space!

Look out!
Photo courtesy of Jamie Leslie.

Amazon has our CD now!

And it’s Prime-friendly! Have it by Tuesday if you want.

Once you have your album, write your review! Looking for inspiration? Check out the excerpt from a fan review below!

American Music
5 out of 5 stars: Gangstagrass is on FIRE, May 4, 2015
By Em K.

… A personal favorite of mine is this fresh take on “John Henry.” The song begins with a powerful, mechanical drum beat evocative of the tireless steam drill. In contrast, the lively banjo and other bluegrass instruments enter soon after, introducing the urgency of this traditional machine vs. man challenge. Soul Khan humanizes and contextualizes this larger-than-life folk hero with his quick, witty rap. Meanwhile, Dan Whitener brings his powerful, resonant voice to the traditional side of this tune….

The Future is Here

Whole lotta #science going on. #banjo #gangstagrass #gangstashoot #musicvideo

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ESPN’s May Music is American Music

ESPN wants you to “Speak a Little Louder” this month:
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3rd week on Billboard: Back up at #5!

Gangstagrass American Music: week 3 on Billboard Bluegrass charts

Guys, it’s so validating. Thanks to all our fans.

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And check out this great review and others from Gangstafans!

American Music
5.0 out of 5 stars: Only Getting Better!, April 20, 2015
By Dean Winkelspecht

With their fourth album, Gangstagrass is only getting better. American Music is an amazing mix of Bluegrass and Hip Hop. It works. The album is upbeat and showcases the artists’ talents. The album starts off strong with Pulling Everything with Me and the remake of Long Hard Times to Come. Dan Whitener’s You Can Never Go Home Again is a very strong offering from the band’s banjo player. Ain’t Going to Heaven When I Die is a fun song featuring fourteen different MCs. Nuts. The band really is something you need to experience. Having just saw them recently live, they are a fun group of guys and gals and this is their best album to date. Looking forward to the next!

Second week on the charts!

To celebrate our second week on the Billboard bluegrass charts, here’s a video of me rehearsing/recording some banjo for the album! (If I had known that 2200 people were gonna watch me in the studio I woulda put on more of a tight show!)

Check out this video from the American Music sessions! Here Dan "Danjo" Whitener lays down his famous banjo playing. …

Posted by Gangstagrass on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Also, did you know there is a secret surprise when you buy the physical copy of American Music?

We’re on the charts!

Here’s the chart for posterity!

American Music is out!

American Music

You can be the proud owner of the latest installment in the Song of Bluegrass and Hip-Hop book series that the New York Times calls “better than Game of Thrones. Seriously, they come out with a new album more reliably than George Railroad Martin (his real name), and when they promise dragons, Gangstagrass delivers dragons.”

And indeed, there are dragons in our newest album. And political intrigue! And swords, and each of us has a pet wolf.

But I’m preaching to the choir! Y’all must have already preordered your copies, or stolen them from the warehouse in Harlan where we get them printed up, so you know exactly how many dragons there are or aren’t.

For the rest of you, though, there’s only one way to get your hands on the album people have been calling “the Iron Throne of Westeros” – well, I guess there are several ways, but this one works just fine. Click on it!

PS for the Bardians out there: This album features both Dan Whitener ’09 & Soul Khan ’07! On the same track, even!

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