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The Twangtown Paramours / Press

“... The Twangtown Paramours’ introductory effort is a total delight of smart songs abundant in heart and wit, discrete but engaged musical support, and striking vocals by Ms. Zamer... she has a way of selling a song with sophisticated, complex emotional shadings that suggest she could work wonders with the Great American Songbook... In an album defined by gentle, folk-country rhythms and atmospheres created with admirable subtlety by a tight ensemble of guitar, bass, drums, dobro, pedal steel and the occasional keyboard; measured readings overflowing with conviction; and literate writing exploring the ways of the heart—there are breakups, unions and reunions all going on here—it’s hardly surprising to find so many songs with a positive, balanced perspective, a healthy attitude towards the twists and turns and what becomes of people who wrap their lives around each other’s... ”

“June 13, 2010 - The Twangtown Paramours are the Independent Artist of the Day.”

Whoile Wheat Radio

““Played the front track on yesterday's program, Great recording! Bravo!” - ”

Chris Darling, host of Us Folk, WMPG, Portland, ME - WMPG, Portland, ME

“Twangtown, as in, Nashville, where the people play guitar a lot. Paramours, and in they are an item. Mike T. Lewis, a successful songwriter and musician (he had a number 1 hit in South Korea. Chew on that for a while) and vocalist MaryBeth Zamer, who has been a longtime fixture in the Washington, DC and Nashville music communities, have collaborated to form the Twangtown Paramours. Their self-titled debut CD is expertly produced by Mike, himself, to feature Marybeth's singing - and that is worth featuring. The genre is more country than folk, with a mixture of pedal steel guitar and dobro, and a decidedly Texas blues influence. We'll just call it Americana. The cuts are in a varying level of seriousness. At this moment I particularly liked the more whimsical "You Play Me Like a Radio" and the bonus cut, explaining how Little Lulu keeps cool in the hot Polynesian sun. I'd explain further, but this is a family column. Tomorrow maybe I will be more inclined toward the serious numbers. ”

Gary Tuber - Chicago Folk Music Examiner

““The Twangtown Paramours bring a blend of thought-provoking lyrics with angelic vocals combined with well-accomplished musicians. What more could you ask for? I guarantee the Twangtown Paramours self-titled CD to be a welcome addition to any collection.” - ”

Dennis Double, co-host Writer’s Block, WDVX-FM, Knoxville, TN - WDVX-FM, Knoxville, TN

““Listening to the music of the Twangtown Paramours was a delight, and is the type of Americana that best fits my show.” ”

Lilli Kuzma, host of Folk Festival, WDCB-FM, Glen Ellyn/Chicago, IL - WDCB-FM, Glen Ellyn/Chicago, IL

““These are professional musicians, with the dexterity and variety you’d expect from people with backgrounds like theirs. This CD will delight music lovers across a spectrum of genres.” ”

John McLaughlin, Roots & Wings, WMUC-FM, College Park, MD - WMUC-FM, College Park, MD
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