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Thirty Spokes / Press

“For the release of their new album, also called Thirty Spokes, the Louisville band (also known as 30 Spokes) is throwing a party for their newest incarnation. Though this marks the band’s third full-length album by our count — and they’ve worked again with producer Kevin Ratterman — it’s a bold leap forward for the band. The Spokes’ sound has been enhanced here by the keyboards of Mark Rucker, whose piano and organ sounds add some special sauce to the base of classic rock, blues-rock and country. It’s a timeless sound that now sounds older, in a fresh way (listen to the album, and you’ll know exactly what I’m saying).”

Peter Berkowitz - LEO Weekly

“Louisville’s Thirty Spokes celebrates the release of a new album, ‘Thirty Spokes,’ that promises more of the band’s soul-infused rock ‘n’ roll and honey-drizzled ballads. The band taps into a timeless sound with its roots in the 1970s.”

Jeffrey Lee Puckett - The Courier-Journal

“What Thirty Spokes are reminding me of is ZZ Top: lots of cyclical guitar picking with an infectious beat… 72 Hours has a dead-soldier song and a trapped-miners song. I’m a sucker for modernized folk motifs. Bought!… Some of what I’m liking about this band is how it aurally foregrounds the guitar work. I’m waiting with surprising eagerness for guitar motifs to resolve…”

Eilonwy - emuisemo

““TUNEFUL STORYTELLING” Louisville group Thirty Spokes’ debut album, 72 Hours, not only displays this band’s artistic range but also demonstrates the level of professionalism needed to create a great album. While each song’s words contain a meaningful and thought-provoking message, one can’t help but to focus on the clean and flawless nature of the instrumentation...... .....this album makes it easy to see why the band has such a following; Thirty Spokes’ musical depth and thoughtful composition simply tells tuneful stories about life.”

Ronke Oyekunle - Louisville Music News

“BLUEGRASS CATASTROPHE PODCAST Chad and Gabe recently stopped by LEO Weekly’s offices to chat with music editor, Mat Herron, about the new album. Check out the 20 minute interview on their blog. Be sure to click the “Listen: Thirty Spokes” link.”

Mat Herron - LEO Weekly

“LEO Weekly Staff Pick- Fusing rock, blues and country jam is Thirty Spokes releasing its debut, self-titled album. The eight songs boast a wide range of influences...”