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The Green Boys / Press

“If albums are like yearbook pictures, then The Green Boys self-titled 2010 debut release, an 8 song EP, must be like the middle school photo - a little awkward and unsure of itself, but with lots of potential. Oh Delia, their sophomore effort released May 2013, finds the band gaining confidence, maturity and experience. A year in the making, Oh Delia is a solid 12-song production by the “country-revival” quartet featuring the songwriting brothers Ryan and Sean Green, along with Michael Emmons and Zack Miller (becoming a quintet when they add drummer Jonathan Burkett). Each track on Oh Delia is likable in its own right, with highlights being the opener “It’s Easy (To Die Alone)”, the loping “Summer Song”, the sprightly “Hard Luck Blues”, the instrumental "Black Mountain Promenade", the hook-filled “Fine By Me”, and the deceptively catchy “She’s Out of Your League”. Although, when I first started listening to Oh Delia it was with an overly critical ear.”

“The Green Boys: “Oh Delia” Album Review I recently came across The Green Boys through ReviewShine. A four-piece band based out of Richmond, Virginia, the gents play a style of country, meets traveling medicine show, meets rural hoe down. I am not really sure how these guys do it, but they somehow manage to bridge the gap between old time revival music and put a modern twist with certain harmony parts and exquisite recording. The GBs bio claims that they are “Equally mislabeled as bluegrass, folk, or honky-tonk…” which I don’t see being too far from the truth, but the band is far more complex than that. The Boys are fronted by the brother team of Sean and Ryan Green, both adding vocal and songwriting capabilities to the band’s sound. This provides an eclectic range to the band’s sound, yet somehow blends effortlessly. It’s really quite an accomplishment and creates a palate of varying The record launched in with “It’s Easy (to die alone).” The song has a very ol”

“The eight-track album captures the Green Boys at their absolute peak. Unlike most local bands’ first-ever record, the Green Boys sound mature and sure footed on their first effort”

“The “Nashville Skyline” influences of first track, “Stop My Roam,” are liable to smack listeners in the face right of the bat; yet, as the album progresses it becomes clear that brothers Sean and Ryan Green, the band’s co-frontmen, are more than just a Dylan redux.”

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