A.M. Rodriguez sends his debut e.p. into the world Saturday, releasing the Dead Dogs and Dried-Up Dreams cassette at a Jinx show with Megan Jean and the KFB, Dead Oak and Brandon Nelson McCoy. Both Connect Savannah and Do Savannah can bring you up to speed nicely on the details, but long story short, A.M. hunkered down with the Train Wrecks‘ Jason Bible and put 9 songs from his back catalog to tape, 5 of which make up the new release with the other 4 tracks slated for future use. A.M. played almost everything on the tunes, with Bible adding some slide guitar and harmonica on a couple songs. Jason also handled the recording, mixing and mastering duties.
We’re happy to preview the title track, “Dead Dogs and Dried-Up Dreams” at hissing lawns. The song begins with spare finger picking and A.M.’s gritty country vocals, with some pretty piano and harmonica creeping into the background after a bit, adding up to a haunting, reflective listen. Even if you can’t make the show Saturday (a pretty strong lineup top to bottom, btw), the song is definitely worth checking out.