Sounds Like: The Rolling Stones, Drive-By Truckers, Talking Heads
Label: Unsigned, 30A Songwriter Radio
Bio: Hotel Oscar (hotɛl ɒskər), n.
A pioneering blend of the shared and various traditions that comprise the American music ethos; derived from the musical stylings of rock and roll, funk, country, folk, blues, jazz and R&B. Formed in the heart of the Florida Panhandle as a roots-rock trio, Hotel Os...See Full Bio
“There’s an amazing new rock album out, but you probably already know about Deep Purple’s Now What?! Rock & Roll Graveyard, by local favorites Hotel Oscar, is even better—12 tracks that live up to the promise of the band’s 2012 Beachcomber Music Award winning Burgers & Fries. It’s an album that gets everything right— performance, songwriting, production (funky horns that shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who’s witnessed vocalist-guitarist Mose Wilson’s James Brown tributes), packaging… everything.“We knew we wanted to record in analog but knew it would be difficult in terms of time and money,” says Wilson. “There aren’t many analog studios around, but we found a guy in Nashville (that could capture) the ‘old school’ rock ‘n roll sound. It was all recorded pretty much ‘live,’ and we did all the tracking and mixing in two weeks........”