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Odds Lane / Press

"The sophomore album release from Odds Lane, Last Night on Cherokee, is a return to this South St. Louis duo's roots. Like most things in the Midwest, these roots run deep. Its a mixture of well played blues, funk, rock, reggae, and ska. However, the true genius lies in the lyrics, that touch on the themes that formed the foundation of blues music generations ago. Brilliant, and sometimes darkly humorous, it is impossible to categorize Bongo Boy Record's newest offering. We wouldn't have it any other way."

"Doug Byrkit and Brian Zielie are more than great musicians. With songs and stories and deep grooves, ODDS LANE is the real deal. Doug's singing is honest and he's got the band to back up his vision."

"Odds Lane represents the best of the blues with its rollicking “Last Night on Cherokee”. Deserving to be played as loud as possible these are songs that grab the listener. Incorporating rock, the blues, with a little funk the songs glide by ever so effortlessly."

"The musicianship – guitar, bass, drums – whether taking a solo or laying down a groove - give exceptional performances every time. The vocals deliver flawlessly with great ease, tone, dynamic, and a perfectly understated feel that compliments this genre."

“Last Night On Cherokee by Odds Lane premiers on TOP 100 iTunes Charts at No.38 New Blues Releases for 8.22.16”

"Every once in a great while I come across an album that simply blows me away. Cheap Trick’s Budokan album was one such album. Guns N' Roses’s Appetite for Destruction was another. I add Last Night On Cherokee to this list. This is one of the best, most rocking albums I have heard in a very long time."

“Last Night On Cherokee has been nominated for the 2016 Nashville Universe Awards and The Josie Music Awards.”

“ODDS LANE sign with Bongo Boy Records and Releases New Album LAST NIGHT ON CHEROKEE.”

“The song “Miles Away” was featured on The Discovery Channel’s hit TV show The Deadliest Catch, Season 5 Episode 3 entitled “Stay Focused or Die”.”

“Doug Byrkit of OddsLane was named 2012 ASCAP Plus Award winner for high achievements in songwriting.”

“Through the hard work of those at Tinderbox Music out of Minneapolis, after their performance at SXSW 2014 OddsLane has secured contracts to license music to the MTV, E, A&E, Oxygen, Fox Sports Networks.”

“ODDSLANE signed a deal to endorse Steve Clayton, Inc. the makers of custom picks and guitar accessories. They join artist who also endorse Clayton, Inc.products such as KYLE GASS (Tenacious D), BRET MICHAELS, COLIN HAY (Men At Work), TIM FOREMAN (Switchfoot), JOHN DRISCOLL HOPKINS (Zac Brown Band), and STEVE STEVENS (Billy Idol, Michael Jackson) to name a few!”

“- Coming "Highly Recommend" from the Memphis Recording Academy, were fortunate enough to be invited to record at the legendary SUN STUDIO”