In the years between 2002's High on the Hog and 2008's Tales from a Road King, Greater Cincinnati Country artist Dallas Moore and his band toured relentlessly with a boundless appetite for the road and its greater and lesser sins. Since Road King, he’s put out several releases, including his latest album of powerful originals, Dark Horse Rider.
Supergroups are problematic in that egos
and talent levels tend to cancel each other out, and musical
combinations that sound good in theory often implode in the execution
phase. The other musical construct that can be fraught with its own
particular series of pitfalls is the
musician-carrying-on-the-family-name scenario. Royal Southern Brotherhood would seem to
be flying in the face of a boatload of potential negatives as their
lineup reflects both situations.
Start the holiday weekend early at 811 Race St. downtown, the one-time home of the Herzog recording studio where Hank Williams' legend was made. The Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation hosts a party to celebrate the Dec. 22, 1948, recording session that birthed the American music classic "Lovesick Blues," a song recently inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m., and attendance is limited to 100 people.