Two Tons of Steel set to release "GONE"
Gone, the new album from San Antonio mainstays Two Tons Of Steel, combines the finest elements of multiple musical worlds and once again pushes the envelope of the 'Texas sound' with some of their finest songs to date. "Our last album, Unraveled, was pretty much a rock and roll record," says frontman / guitarist Kevin Geil. "It was really loose. This time around we've really come full circle, very much like the way it was when we recorded Vegas" (the band's 2006 breakthrough album that reached #7 on the Americana charts and brought them their first taste of national recognition). "Everything is very tight; the writing, the performances, all of it."
Gone is the ninth studio album in a 20+ year career that's seen everything from multiple tours of the US and Europe, to performances at the Grand Ol' Opry in Nashville and the National Theater in Havana, Cuba, multiple awards, an appearance in the IMAX film, Texas: The Big Picture, and even showing up as supporting characters in Karen Kendall's romance novel, "First Date." For this release the band once again teamed up with Grammy-winning producer Lloyd Maines, who worked with them on both Vegas and its celebrated follow-up, Not That Lucky (2009). From the vintage Music Row-inspired strains of the opening track, "Shoulda Known Better," through the slow-burn boogie of "Runaway Baby," with stops along the way for rockabilly, cowpunk, the Bakersfield sound and modern roots, Gone is an inspired and mature album that reveals more and more with each listen without losing any of the fun.