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Rivals of the Peacemaker / Press

“Rivals of the Peacemaker recommended for anyone who frequents intersection of sweet + rowdy. Or just likes great pipes”

Matt Pais - Chicago Tribune Red Eye

“Alex Watson has managed to put together a tight quintet capable of switching from classic country and roadhouse blues to straight ahead rock and even bits of metal. The high-energy Lollapalooza set was a perfect start to the day. Their songs sound like they’re in it for the long haul; you can see for yourself at their record release party August 8 at Empty Bottle”

“Chicago's Rivals of the Peacemaker: the soundtrack to a south-set movie's bar slow dance, fight and ensuing police chase. #lolla”

Matt Pais - Chicago Tribune Red Eye

“The music line-ups at The Grove stage were, for the most part, as perfectly booked as the DJs at Perry’s Stage all weekend. Sunday’s festivities kicked off with a rollicking half-hour set from local act Rivals of the Peacemaker. Alex and Billy Watson have managed to put together a tight quintet capable of switching from classic country and roadhouse blues to straight ahead rock and even bits of metal. The high-energy set was a perfect start to the day. Their songs sound like they’re in it for the long haul; you can see for yourself at their record release party August 8 at Empty Bottle.”

“Jeff O’Connor (Bakelite Army, plenty of others) is returning to Racine with his Bakelite Buddy Derek Crawford in a wickedly awesome band called Rivals of the Peacemaker. The rocked up outlaw country, Americana band is sure to slay audiences with even the tiniest smidge of good taste. Tight rythms, kick-ass leads, deep grooves, well-crafted lyrics and awesome vocals are the band’s calling cards. Need anything else? No, didn’t think so. Come on out, grab a beer and wipe that drool son. ”

“Mention and cover Photo”

"There’s no doubt that the Chicago duo will impress with their sweet, sultry Americana tuneage on a warm summer night. So, grab a drink, get a good spot up front and take a load off..."

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