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Telluride’s Debut Release: Four Square Miles

Written on February 2, 2009 – 11:19 am | by whiskeychick |

Telluride is hot on the heels of pop-country powerhouse groups like Little Big Town and Rascal Flatts.

Telluride BandTelluride’s debut album “Four Square Miles” somehow ended up on my desk recently, so I thought I’d share my thoughts on it. My first impression way that these guys would fill in for the next generation of Rascal Flatts fans with songs like “Stay with me” and “Riverbank“, which have a general pop-country appeal. After going through the rest of the album I’m finding much of the same modern country sound but there are a few things that stand out. So, knowing that I’m looking at this from an independent artists’ how-to perspective, without further ado, here’s my take.

Sound: “Riverbank” has a very Keith Urban feel in the way that the lead guitar really shines here and might be the best song on the album. The song itself is catchy (and a little naughty) which makes it a prime candidate for a radio single. In fact, I think with a little concentrated effort these guys could be dominating the radio airwaves within a year and competing with acts like Lady Antebellum and Zac Brown Band for the limelight. The guys seem in tune with each other and the songs are relateable.

Package: Very marketable, good lookin’ boys who play their own instruments and write their own songs. This is a huge kudos in my book since a lot of very popular “bands” aren’t really bands at all… more like singing quartets with hired guns. TelluRide consists of Adam Craig (lead guitar, lead vocals), Cain Hall (acoustic guitar, electric guitar and harmony vocals), Brian Smith (drums), Jimi Hendrix (bass, harmony vocals), and Ryan Jones (piano, electric guitar, and harmony vocals).

Presentation:  These guys haven’t got too much press yet so you really have to dig to learn about them. Their web presence is wide, with profiles on the typical Myspace, iLike, and other social sites, but their own official site could use some work. Their bio doesn’t get very in-depth so it’s tough to find keypoints that potential fans would latch on and relate to. If I were to give the guys any advice it would be to focus some attention on their main site, polish it up, and draw the social tools to it. I would also recommend that at least one band member contribute to a weekly blog to keep fans active and interested as they grow over the coming year. Right now is the time to build personal connections with a wider fanbase.

Telluride’s Official Site

Press/Booking Inquiries:
InTune Entertainment
19 Music Square West Suite E
Nashville, TN 37203
PH: (615)301-1822

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