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The Benedictions

The Benedictions

Rock / Americana / Roots Providence, RI  US
Ain't Coming Back
Ain't Coming Back
American Wasteland
American Wasteland
Nice Boy
Nice Boy
Cryin' Shame
Cryin' Shame
This Old River
This Old River


The Benedictions: American Wasteland Pt. 2 - In The Studio




Sounds Like: The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Uncle Tupelo, The Replacements

Label: Unsigned

Bio: Thebenedictions@gmail.com
The Benedictions were formed in February of 2009 when Providence folk music veteran, singer/ songwriter G.W. Mercure decided to put together a rock n roll band. Never in his wildest dreams did he think he’d come across the likes of drummer Mike Tomasso, bass player Rob S...See Full Bio

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“The Benedictions, who just released The Benedictions Play Devil Music, serve up engaging fare for listeners with a predilection toward the Band, Uncle Tupelo, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Neil Young. The quartet says Devil Music is "Americana, on the rocks," brewed in a garage on a deserted heartland prairie. Guitarists Kelly Burke and G.W Mercure and bassist Rob Shot all share lead and backing vocals, anchored by drummer Mike Tomasso. The twang of "California" and "You May Not Be Alive For Too Long" cruise nicely alongside the toe-tapping "This Old River," while Mercure works in some mournful harmonica on "Hat's On the Table." "Crying Shame" and the fun gallop of "Lonesome Tears" are noteworthy midtempo highlights, but it's the high-spirited album opener "Pawn Shop Guitar" that keeps us coming back.”

— The Providence Phoenix


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