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Boston's Rosedale Junction Drop New Video From Debut Album

Rosedale Junction’s debut album, Stompin’ on the Front Porch, was released Friday, February 5th 2021, the band have released their latest video for their single, The Ballad of the Leatherman French from the album. The video is released Wednesday, July 14 and is the featured Video of the Week exclusively on Blues and Roots Radio.

Inspired by the legend of a 19th century vagabond’s journey across the northeast countryside, the rambling acoustic number explores what it's like for anyone who travels through life feeling that the cards are stacked against them. Music critic, David Scot, called it, “Dylanesque in the presentation of its story line but with a haunting violin melody reflecting travels through life feeling lost, lonely and vulnerable.”

Boston based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Toby Soriero, followed up his 2019 International Blues Challenge appearance (Toby represented the Massachusetts Blues Society as a member of the acoustic blues duo, the Screwtop Sommeliers.) with a new studio based project.

Rosedale Junction represents the crossroads of traditional American born and raised blues, country, R&B and good old fashioned rock 'n' roll.

The band’s debut album, Stompin’ on the Front Porch, harkens back to the golden era of album rock, when LPs were played from beginning to end, lyrics told stories and songs featured plenty of guitar solos. The seven original tracks, four unique covers and two outtakes span multiple Americana based genres.

Guest artists include industry veterans John Lee Sanders (solo artist), Joel Jorgensen (solo artist), Rachael Gavaletz (solo artist), Roger Smith (Tower of Power), Jim Riley (Rascal Flatts), Vito Gutilla (solo artist) and others.

Toby said of the new recordings and video releases "It really started out as a studio project given what's going on the past year. We generally, typically play in an acoustic blues duo out of Boston, but, when everything shut down, I was looking for something a little bit different to spend some time on musically. So, I put together a project…I was able to get into the studio. It really worked with a lot of great musicians remotely who were also doing the same thing…a lot of session players in the blues field."


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