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The Barn Door Slammers

by The Barn Door Slammers

Inspired by the West Coast Western Swing bands of the 1940's and 50's and played true to the spirit of the big dance halls of the era.
Genre: Country: Western Swing
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1. Snatchin' and Grabbin'
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2. Long Time Coming
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3. Who Walks In (When I Walk Out)
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4. Florida
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5. Roped and Tied
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6. Boggs' Boogie
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7. Jelly Roll Blues
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8. Twin Guitar Special
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9. Blue Guitar Stomp
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10. Brain Cloudy Blues
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11. Tippin' In
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Album Notes
This is the debut album of The Barn Door Slammers, a 7-piece Western Swing Band from Portland, Oregon. They've been kicking up some dust in the Pacific Northwest since 2011 with their authentic sound and irresistible dance beat.

Inspired by the music of Bob Wills, Billy Jack Wills, Spade Cooley, Tex Williams, and many unsung bands, The Barn Door Slammers use traditional instrumentation--twin fiddles, steel guitar, arch-top electric guitar, stand-up bass, a vintage drum set, and from-the-heart vocals--for an authentic sound seldom heard in this day and age.

From backgrounds in genres of Jazz, Western Swing, Old Time Fiddle, Jump Blues, Rock and Roll, Bluegrass, and Honky-Tonk, the band comes together to present Western Swing as it was heard in the dance halls and on the radio in its heyday—a melting pot of American music.

Musicians: Dave Bamberger, stand-up bass; Tommy Chiffon, drums; Todd Clinesmith, non-pedal steel guitar; Bret Ervin Lien, vocals; Kevin Healy, fiddle and electric mandolin; Jenn "Huck" Huckins, fiddle; Dan Lowinger, electric guitar.

Of interest to steel guitar fanatics, this album features the vintage triple-neck steel guitar built by Paul Bigsby for the legendary player Vance Terry.

The album was recorded in March, 2013 at The Secret Society Recording Studio and Fluff and Gravy Studios in Portland, Oregon; Produced and Engineered by Marc L'Esperance, mixed and mastered at Heavyosonic World Headquarters, Vancouver BC.


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The Barn Door Slammers are a great group of musicians that do a hoppin' version of western swing. The twin fiddles are sweet, and the twin guitars tasty. This band is tight and very fun to watch. There are no weak points, and the lead singer, Bret, brings home the flavor of the old western swing greats. It's music that makes me smile.


Can't Sit Still!
I spent the evening at The Secret Society for their CD debut show. The walls were on fire! I rank the Slammers equivalent to Asleep At The Wheel. And, of course, Bob Wills