TJ West Premier: “Main Street Shuffle” by Rider & Rolling Thunder

Rider Soran is the Idaho-born frontman of the band Rider & Rolling Thunder.  He was raised on a healthy diet of Creedance Clearwater Revival, The Stones, The Dead and more and it shows on their new single, “Main St. Shuffle”. The single is out everywhere on 4/30 via Defendu Records and it’s off of the band’s forthcoming EP, On The Banks of the Tennessee (May 28th). Joining Soran is guitarist Jake Freeman, bassist Jacob Fredrickson, and drummer Wade Ronsse. Their new 7-song release was recorded at Portside Studio in Alabama-the former Muscle Shoals studio.

TJ West is premiering “Main Street Shuffle” a bluesy southern rock jam with “fiery guitars that aren’t afraid to wail.” The song evokes summer music festivals where the energy is humming and the excitement connects the crowd as they move in place to the music. It’s a song that is ready to party just as the nation is opening up after over a year of lockdown. “I wrote the song while at a honky-tonk in Caldwell, ID,” says Rider Soran. “I thought it’d be good to play there – I wanted to capture the feeling of that place and write a good time, Saturday Night song.”  Take a listen and have yourself a good time!

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Kim Grant

Kim Grant

After growing up listening to Dolly, Merle and Willie, Kim Grant spent the 90’s immersed in the Chicago indie rock scene. Spending many nights at the famed (now-defunct) venue Lounge Ax, bands like Bad Livers, Giant Sand, Handsome Family, Palace Brothers and Wilco turned her on to what was then called Alt-Country. After moving to Los Angeles in 2000, she found this same feeling of musical community at a tiny west side bar called The Cinema Bar where she met artists, Mike Stinson, Randy Weeks, Tony Gilkyson, Ramsay Midwood, and Kip Boardman. These talented folks spurred her enthusiasm for the Southern California roots music scene and the Americana music scene as a whole. Now a music publicist, Grant (alongside Liz Garo and Pam Moore) founded the Los Angeles, weekly roots music series, The Grand Ole Echo in 2005. Also with Garo, Grant helped to curate the Roots Roadhouse American-roots music festival in both 2011 and 2012. Also in 2011 she began co-producing a SXSW day party with Julie Richmond titled, Grand Ole Austin which is still going strong. Visit TJ West on fb and
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