Seattle's Massy Ferguson has taken their raucous rock americana to the far reaches of the globe. In the past three years, the four-piece band has played shows in Melbourne, Australia, Munich, Germany and Puerto Pinasco, Mexico, to name just a few destinations. Despite this penchant for the international, Massy Ferguson remains local to the bone, a fixture on the burgeoning Seattle roots music scene that has spawned the likes of Brandi Carlisle and The Fleet Foxes. With an approach that is decidedly more rock than the aforementioned groups, Massy Ferguson combines growling vocals with epic guitar riffs and banging piano to create a sound that is equally burly and soulful. Tracing their influences to bands like The Jayhawks, The Hold Steady and Bruce Springsteen, the group plays its own brand of blue-collar twang rock. The band recently signed a record deal with Seattle's Spark and Shine Records and are working on their next album to be released in the summer of 2010. Their second album is much anticipated and should bring the band into greater prominence in Seattle as well as in far-off locations.