The Volebeats
The Volebeats
Label: Turquoise Mountain Records
Genre: Rock
Online: Artist Website


Detroit's Volebeats have been acclaimed and influential practitioners of what Gram Parsons called "Cosmic American Music" for over a decade. Ryan Adams has called them "the best American band", and has joined them onstage from time to time. Country singer Laura Cantrell covered one of their tunes on her debut LP.

Led by singer Jeff Oakes and guitarist/singer Matthew Smith, the Volebeats feature members of Outrageous Cherry, Electric Six, and other Detroit contemporaries.

They are currently putting the finishing touches on their next full-length LP, to be released sometime next year. If you haven't heard the Volebeats yet, VOLEBEATS COUNTRY FAVORITES is a great place to start. It's a solid representation of the enigmatic band that some say "crosses Hank Williams with the Beach Boys".