THIS GROUP IS PERHAPS THE
most diverse and imaginative I have heard in some time. Starting with the band name, Wild Rabbit Salad, to the songs, arrangements, and vocals, Trouble In Town is uniquely brilliant. “Drop Top Cadillac” pays tribute to songwriters Hank Williams Sr and Townes Van Zandt and that 1952 baby blue drop-top Cadillac. A long and detailed story song written by Townes Van Zandt, “Tecumseh Valley,” showcases Houston native, Marietta Roebuck’s smooth-as-silk vocals. A warning, “Mine No. 9,” tells of the dangers that can only be found deep beneath the ground. Biographical, “Everybody Loves my Hat,” is perhaps a true tale of the unique headwear that band frontman, Bucky Goldberg sports. “The haberdasher said/You can take it home today/But all the sales are final/
And he kinda looked away…”
Another tale of a true event,
“Killing Flood in Houston,” features Marietta. “People are dying just trying to get home…” What’s a guy to do when his bride leaves him at the garden wall? “Amelia” is a lover’s lament. Soulful and reflective, “Lying” is what happens when someone
pretends to be fine after a lost love, but deep inside, they’re not. So, to say so would be lying.
“Four Days Sober” rocks out with the electric guitar. “I’m four days sober/she’s five days gone…” The ethereal theme and lyrics on “When They Rise” tends to lend a bit of spirituality to the album. “Trouble in Town” is another story song that tells of a young man’s life changed forever. Wild Rabbit Salad’s interpretation of Townes Van Zandt’s “Waiting Around To Die” is one of the best I’ve heard. It is obvious their love and admiration for the late songwriter, and his influence on their music shows on every song. Recorded at Lucky Run Studio in
Houston, Trouble In Town is Americana music with all its diversity and eclectic nuances at its finest. It takes courage to confront some of the crazy and unpredictable ways the world spins out of control, but these two singer/songwriters do just that.
You can learn more about Wild
Rabbit Salad at wildrabbitsalad.com.
by Jan Sikes
Associated Press, Steve Wine: Wild Rabbit Salad, “Trouble in Town” (REGI Music)
It’s no surprise that for Wild Rabbit Salad, the ingredients are a bit quirky. “Trouble in Town” includes a cheating song with a cello solo, a happy-hour lament, a tale of haberdashery, two Townes Van Zandt covers and a reference to him elsewhere. It’s as good as it sounds. Houston-based Bucky Goldberg and Marietta Roebuck, a duo professionally and personally, bring to their fourth album a relaxed, charming vibe. Pitch and tempo aren’t always steady, but their approach fits the subject matter. Both have striking voices. Goldberg recalls Howe Gelb’s dry drawl on the wonderful opener “Drop Top Cadillac,” a tale of loneliness and lessons learned, and he makes like Bruce Springsteen on the title cut. The classically trained Roebuck sings beautifully on Van Zandt’s ballad “Tecumseh Valley,” and rocks out on trading verses with Goldberg on breakup tune “Four Days Sober.” The couple also sing about a devastating flood, a mining accident, the hobo life and crossing over to the other side. It’s a set unlikely to duplicate anything already on any musical menu. Review: Relaxed, charming vibe from duo Wild Rabbit Salad 10:44:46 AM]
Wild Rabbit Salad Launches New Album Teams With Screenplay Music Video Producer @ Top40-Charts.com - New Songs & Videos from 49 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 30 Countries
New York, NY (Top40 Charts) “Wild Rabbit Salad singer/songwriters Mike and Marietta read the tea leaves and envision sharing their creations through multiple modern day technologies. Technologies which have the ability to deliver entertainment to literally millions of music lovers around the world. Two of those examples are radio (both terrestrial and subscription) along with the added dimension of music video channels. Mike "Bucky" Roebuck comments, "When you have such a gifted partner as I have, when the local scene permits you to record with the best, and you add the top shelf qualities of a premium video production company the excitement level goes through the roof." As Bill Bentley writes in Americana Highways, "Bucky Goldberg and Marietta Goldberg fit together like grits and gravy, and zero in on backwoods wailing crossed with urban beauty." The duo delivers pure Americana on their latest compilation which contains eleven tracks and includes the catchy ‘Four Days Sober’. The album is on its way to radio stations worldwide as of this writing and the team's new screenplay music video is already streaming on You Tube”.
https://top40-charts.com/mnews.php?nid=154028&cat= About the Album - Titled "Trouble in Town" the new album contains eleven songs with two of them being songs by Townes Van Zandt. They may well have released the perfect depiction of American life and lore right from the beginning starting with track number one "Drop Top Cadillac". The lyrics tell a story and present vivid descriptions such as "that baby blue nineteen fifty two drop top Cadillac". The song comes across with just the right amount of swinging guitar in the background along with Mike and Marietta sharing the story as the song goes along. Speaking of Marietta track two features her mellow voice backed up with a whispering acoustic that tells a story titled, "Tecumseh Valley". Mike returns on track three telling the all too familiar story of the working man that has got to feed his family, pure Americana if there ever was on "Mine No.9". The complete collection communicates heart felt renderings and then add a cello to accent the somber acoustics and you have Americana with a twist. The team chose their "Four Days Sober" from the collection to be their first screenplay music video (above) and it's already gaining tremendous attention. This compilation has got something for everybody”.