Mac Powell and the Family Reunion – Back Again
Number of Tracks:1
From the Album:Back Again
Available Date & Time: Jun 18 2019 11:00:00 EDT
Impact Date: Jul 22 2019 00:00:00
Mac Powell and the Family Reunion
Impacting July 22
From the debut album
In stores July 26
"A little bit of rock, a little bit of country, a little bit of gospel and a whole lot of love.”
That’s the tagline for Mac Powell and the Family Reunion, a new band led by Mac Powell, the former lead singer of Grammy-winning, multi-platinum selling band Third Day.
It’s also an apt description for the group’s new album Back Again. But don’t consider Mac Powell and the Family Reunion a clean break from Powell’s musical past — it’s merely a continuation of a creative journey the singer started a few years back on his own. You could even say the seeds for his new solo endeavor were planted in the singer’s early childhood.
“Like most people, I grew up listening to my Mom and Dad’s record collection,” says Powell. “There was singer-songwriter stuff, some country and southern rock. I always liked artists like CCR (Creedence Clearwater Revival), James Taylor, the Eagles or even the Stones who weren’t country per se, but who sometimes leaned more toward that sound. That’s what was stirring my mind and my spirit.”
To that end, he formed Mac Powell and the Family Reunion after Third Day’s final shows in 2018, utilizing musical “brothers” who had been recording and playing live with Mac in support of his other solo projects (including eventual Back Again producer / musical director Jason Hoard). “My favorite artists were always solo artists with great bands,” says Powell. “I always think of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers or Springsteen and the E Street Band. I always wanted that — to be a solo artist but be in a band. It’s about
finding that balance.”
Recorded in Atlanta, Powell and his bandmates purposely kept a raw edge to the record. “We want to keep the energy of our live show,” he says. “It’s not like other records I’ve worked on where it was more like building a house and stacking things on top of each other.”
There’s certainly a welcome looseness and down-home charm to Back Again. Beginning with the title track – a country rock travelogue that, ironically, now ends Powell’s live sets.
7/25 – Marietta, GA – Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre
More dates to be announced soon
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