Who: The Romany Rye, bearded purveyors of big, chunky guitar riffs, country harmonies and good, honest rock and roll. Off of touring with Delta Spirit and Dawes, they’re following up their debut Highway 1, Looking Back Carefully with a new full-length due this summer. In the meantime, they’re one of just 16 bands Rolling Stone’s pitting against one another in their “Choose the Cover of Rolling Stone” contest to find the next big thing. Kings of Leon’s Matthew Followill calling them out as a band to watch probably didn’t hurt. See for yourself when the boys play a show at Public Assembly on March 13 before heading off to SXSW.
Reminds us of: Ryan Adams, The Band
Download this: I Hate Myself (For Loving You) mp3