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Thursday, February 2, 2017

'Tearing Up The Rails' by Lucas Haneman Express

New release from Ottawa's Lucas Haneman Express
available on CD Baby & iTunes

With clever, poignant lyrics, upbeat, modern blues and haunting ballads, Lucas Haneman Express have joined the ranks in a long line of exceptional bands from the Ottawa, Ontario area with their sophomore release Tearing Up The Rails.  This remarkable group is comprised of Lucas Haneman as the primary songwriter, guitarist and vocalist, along with Jeff Asselin on drums, Martin Newman on bass and vocals and Megan Laurence adding her angelic yet powerful vocals to the 14-track recording.

Showing a deep and rejuvenating connection to the blues tradition, with gritty, passionate high energy material, Tearing Up The Rails runs from funky and upbeat songs such as The Verdict, Calling The Blame, Take Two, Firestorm, Scrabble, and Working Band to the beautiful, soft and subdued Waiting At Your Door (featuring delicate organ work by guest Jesse Whiteley), Storybook Love, and Love Shine.  Three of the songs on Tearing Up The Rails were recorded at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis including Give Me Life, Blind Man’s Blues - where Haneman muses autobiographically about his life as a visually impaired musician - and the seductive That’s The Truth.  The two cover songs on the album prove The Lucas Haneman Express have mastered creativity and ingenuity with their bluesy interpretations of Bryan Adams’ Run to You (with Steve Marriner of MonkeyJunk on harmonica) and Steppenwolf’s Magic Carpet Ride.

Lucas Haneman Express is a fresh and funky powerhouse band whose sound is drenched in blistering musical interplay, gripping guitar solos and solid backbeats.  Tearing Up The Rails is sure to become an instant favourite for music fans everywhere. 

Tearing Up The Rails Track List

1.The Verdict 4:23
2.Give Me Life 4:32
3.Calling The Blame 4:06
4.Waiting At Your Door 4:58
5.Run To You 5:00
6.Take Two 6:05
7.Blind Man’s Blues 4:28
8.Firestorm 3:49
9.Storybook Love 5:57
10. Love Shine 3:43
11. Scrabble 5:11
12. That’s The Truth 5:17
13. Magic Carpet Ride 4:12
14. Working Band 4:07

View the new video for "The Verdict"

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