"In 1970, a rock ‘n’ roll trio with the handle of Riley, named after its
leader Riley Watkins, recorded an album called Grandma’s Roadhouse with
the help of future country music legend Gary Stewart. Only 500 copies of
these hand stamped DIY records were pressed at the time – a few made it
out into the world, the rest remained cloistered in the attics and
basements of the participants and their families.
- From the liner notes by Michael Simmons (MOJO, LA WEEKLY, HUFFINGTON POST)"
The record is a country-fried-rock hybrid recorded off the clock at
the legendary Bradley’s Barn studio, five years before Gary Stewart
became King Of The Honky Tonks with songs like “She’s Acting Single, I’m
Drinking Doubles.” Gary wrote four of the songs, sings lead vocals on
the amazing “Drinkin’ Them Squeezins”, and “Love, Love You Lady”, and
plays guitar, piano, and sings the highest high lonesome harmonies on
everything else. Riley the man wrote and sang lead vocals on the
majority of the songs in a gravelly blue eyed soul croon, while Riley
the band rocks and harmonizes all over them. Nashville wasn’t looking
for a Nashville version of Crazy Horse, Moby Grape, or Louie and The
Lovers at the time (though maybe Owen Bradley was looking for a
Nashville version of CCR), so the record didn’t get picked up and never
had a life of it’s own… until now!"
from the label!
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 09 September, 2010.