"Those who are looking for an antidote to today’s polished, pop-oriented country music often turn to the rich Ozarks tradition of old-time country. The Cole Porter Band presents another option with its red dirt-influenced sound. The songs on the band’s first full-length album, “Devil by the Tail,” tell stories and create moods like country music, but with more swagger than prevailing country stylings. The band released the CD this month. Cole Porter Band gets your attention with the powerful runs and piercing slide work of Derek Compton on lead guitar, and Porter’s bold and inviting voice delivers songs of heartache, fury, mischief, joy.[...]"
“New Artist of the Month - July 2013”
“The new CD Devil By The Tail is set for release this month. Recently I had the opportunity to get a first listen to this Mike McClure produced record. This band might not be from Oklahoma or Texas but they easily fit in to our music landscape. The band consists of front man Cole Porter, Harmony Vocals Kendra Edmonds, Lead guitarist Derek Compton, Bassist Chris Heifner, and Drummer Jamison Case. Devil By The Tail is a really well done disk start to finish. What a like about this disk is that nothing feels forced from the lyrics, to the harmonies, to the guitar licks that caught my attention. Mike McClure as a producer does what he does best by capturing lightening in a bottle with each track. One of my favorite tracks is the title track which shows a very rocking side of the band with stellar guitar work from Derek Compton and harmonies from Cole and Kendra. The trailer song offers us a chance to hear more from Kendra who you could easily mistake as a Pistol Annie ..[continued]”
"...what a great band. some really killer songs and Derek Compton laid down some trully inspired guitar. all coming together. this a band you need to check out. great people and I thouroughly enjoy recording them. they are on their way."