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Down the Line

Calling their design of music “acoustic pop,” Chicago-based quartet Down the road (Levi Britton, Derek Fawcett, Dan Myers, and Dave Rothkopf, non-e of these Chicago natives) make use of electricity limited to the bass guitar, otherwise counting on acoustic guitars, djembe, harmonica, mandolin, and violin, plus their voices. It’s a strategy that has provided them a unique sound within their personal shows so when opening work for such suitable performers as America, Pat Benatar, Ben Folds, Peter Frampton, and Colin Hay. Founding their very own Down the road record label, they self-released their debut recording, Thanks for visiting Flavortown, in 2002, pursuing it with Make sure you Keep in mind My Name (2005), as well as for WHATEVER YOU Break (2007). House Alive, a live recording encompassing materials from all three studio room albums, made an appearance on March 11, 2008.

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