Highly-respected Birmingham based modern Bluegrass and Swing outfit, The Toy Hearts continue to break the rules, after three completely acoustic bluegrass albums the band have decided to do something a little bit different for their 4th studio release- Whiskey, out June 24th on Wood Ville Music. The Toy Hearts are on an extensive UK Tour Dates below..
Whiskey shows The Toy Hearts continuing to develop their own signature style of songwriting; catchy choruses, blood harmonies, hot guitar picking and as the album title suggests a healthy dose of good Country drinking songs.
The new album is in part homage to their influences and inspirations from Western Swing, Rockabilly, Jazz and Blues, and also a collection of original new material steeped in Country and Americana sounds.
It comprises of a mixture of their own compositions- such as lead off track ‘Whiskey’- a beautiful ballad as well as songs by artists such as Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys, Wayne Hancock, Bessie Smith and Ronnie Self.
The album was recorded in their home studio in Birmingham UK, but was edited and mixed by Grammy nominated engineer/producer Ben Surratt in his studio The Rec Room, Nashville TN.
Their forthcoming release is further evidence that they are successfully paving a path that no other UK act dares to tread...
1. Bring On The Swing! - The Toy Hearts
2. Whiskey - The Toy Hearts
3. I Hear You Talkin' - Cindy Walker - Made famous by Bob Wills
4. Mary Jane - The Toy Hearts
5. Thunderstorms and Neon Signs - Wayne Hancock
6. Stutter Blues - The Toy Hearts
7. Big Fool - Ronnie Tillman - Made famous by rockabilly singer Ronnie Self
8. Pass The Jack - The Toy Hearts
9. The Lonesome Hearted Blues - Moon Mullican
10. Me and My Gin - Harry Burke - Made famous by blues singer Bessie Smith
11. Another Right Note - The Toy Hearts
12. Ridin' On Down - Unknown. (Made famous by Bob Wills/film The Last Horseman)