Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Jon Lindstrom and The High Lonesome Release New CD

Jon Lindstrom, best known for his work in daytime television, (as Craig Montgomery on AS THE WORLD TURNS, for which he received a 2010 Emmy Lead Actor nomination, and as Kevin Collins/Ryan Chamberlain in GENERAL HOSPITAL), returns to the music scene with his band The High Lonesome and their new CD release, “Collector’s Album 1995-2010.”

In a nod to years past, the album offers a mix of new and newly re-mastered tunes from The High Lonesome’s first album “Feel Free to Do So” which was described by Billboard Magazine’s Larry Flick as a "blend of alterna-country/blues and rootsy pop/rock" and called the single “True Believer” a “Bouncy, roots-rockin’ ditty [that] seems custom-made for cranking at peak volume while cruisin’ down the highway with your best buddies.”

The High Lonesome is made up of five actors and performers who were either involved in the improv group “Thin Ice” with the band’s guitarist, songwriter and lead vocalist, Larry “Dex” Poindexter, or crossed artistic paths and joined the band back in the early 1990’s. The other members are Gary “Gig” Grantham (vocals, guitar, hand percussion), Jeb Brown (bass, vocals) and Phil Ward (lead vocals, songwriter), with Lindstrom on drums. All of the members are working and successful in their “other” chosen careers as actors, writers/producers/directors and business owners, but were enthused about the prospect of reuniting. The band describes their sound as Alt-Country/Americana.

Speaking of the band’s reunion, Lindstrom said, “’It was like taking a stroll back and a big step forward at the same time. To be working together again as a band, to collectively sculpt Dex’s inspired songwriting into The High Lonesome “sound” is one of the most satisfying creative experiences I’ve had in years.”

“The Collectors’ Album 1995-2010” can be downloaded at the following online retailers:
- iTunes
- Amazon MP3
- DigStation.com

It may be streamed at Napster.

Hard copy CDs may be purchased through CDBaby which also offers download service.

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