Label: This Is American Music
Bio: The Bohannons are a bit of a Tennessee institution, but the central tenant of their music is their unwavering commitment to making challenging records. Marty and Matt Bohannon have been at it for a while, but have experienced a bit of a renaissance as of late. Known locally for hosting national a...See Full Bio
"With Black Cross, Black Shield Bohannons have delivered an album that reaches people’s souls. The lyrics are well thought out touching on subjects that affect us all but many prefer to keep buried inside the deep recesses of the mind. Musically the record is brilliant using dark soundscapes to punctuate the lyrics. They harness the sounds of Sabbath, Crazy Horse and Deep Purple to create a musical landscape that is all Bohannons. The band is a leader in a new breed of bands to emerge from the South, respecting the heritage of the Southern rock bands past and creating music on the foundations they have laid. The music uses bigger bolder sounds wrapped around lyrics that touch on lingering social issues and stereotypes the South can’t seem to escape from. Available later this month on This Is American Music, Black Cross, Black shield is a record that will not only have you rocking out but it will make you think."