The Marshall Lowry Band, a West Virginia country trio, is headed back to The Bowery this weekend for a headlining show. They performed there Fourth of July weekend this year and are back for more.
The band is Marshall Lowry, singer and guitarist; Aaron Jose, bassist; and Jason P. Davis, drummer.
Their six-song EP, titled “Still Standing,” will be available at the show for $10 and you can also listen to three of the songs, “You Set ‘Em Up,” “Last Cowboy,” and “Long Road Coming,” on Soundcloud.
It’s a pretty good group of songs, toe-tapping in some places and easy listening in others. I enjoyed the instruments more than the singing, but that’s not to say the singing was terrible. It has twang, though a bit monotonous, and the upbeat numbers are heads above the slower tunes.
Track four, “You Set ‘Em Up,” is my favorite on the album, and if they play it live at The Bowery this week I dare you not to get up and line dance for a bit to it.
“Hatfield and McCoy” is their signature song, and it’s fitting since the band hails from West Virginia. It’s another toe-tapper and it’s a well-written song that encapsulates the age-old rivalry between the two families. Don’t be surprised if you hear the song on the upcoming series on the History Channel, “Hatfields & McCoys.” It would be a perfect fit.