SHOW REVIEW: River City Gang Showcase at 12th & Porter

River City Gang from Richmond, Virginia’s made their Nashville debut at an industry showcase event at 12th & Porter with a six song set which included:

1-This Old Town

2-Do It All Again For You

3-Born In Virginia

4-Slow Down

5-This Truck Is Home

6-I Mow

Kyle Davis is a former major label recording artist, who has toured with Bob Dylan, Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega and Blues Traveler and Dave Mathews, among others. Its success led to Davis being featured on the cover of Billboard magazine, named one of the best unsigned artists of 1995. "God love me", released on Universal Records in 2003.

Brian Friendman is a BMI award-winning songwriter. Guitarist and vocalist, Friedman, has worked for more than ten years as a music editor and consultant in Los Angeles on numerous feature films, including “Coyote Ugly,” “Gone in 60 Seconds,” “The Replacements,” “Romeo Must Die” and “Not Another Teen Movie.” He also wrote the theme songs for MTV’s “Punk’d” and “The Real World” series.

When asked about how to classify the genre of music as the backgrounds are so diverse, the reply was ..“Our music is song-driven modern country, what we call Virginia Rock. It’s about life experiences,” says Friedman. “I grew up with old school country music being played in my parent’s little general store in Richmond. I’ve watched two-lane byways turn into eight-lane highways. We write about what we know and what we’ve experienced. It’s about reality - the good and the bad. That’s the truth.”

River City Gang is a brand new band built on veteran musicianship. The group played their first show together less than three months ago in front of thousands as the opening act for Lynyrd Skynyrd in Norfolk, Va. “Our first show, opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd - does it get any cooler?” says Friedman. “The crowd response was great, and to be accepted by Skynyrd fans is an honor in and of itself. We couldn’t have asked for a better way start 2009 and River City Gang’s touring career.”

RCG heads back into the studio following their trip to Nashville and is looking forward to releasing a new album soon.

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