Chicago’s Medicine Hat combines roots-rock, jam-rock and Americana, with a gritty attitude emphasizing substance over style. Creating a sound sometimes reminiscent of classic era CCR, Rolling Stones or Crazy Horse, while giving a nod and wink to more recent artists such as The Drive By Truckers and Son Volt, the members of Medicine Hat are slowly carving out their own niche, oblivious to trends or fads that fade away as soon as they appear. Despite delivering a decidedly ‘American’ sound (and often taking strong social and political stances), the band has none-the-less-sold albums in such far away locales as England, Germany, Spain, and Japan. To be sure, ‘The Hat’ are best experienced live, as they continue to earn a reputation for their raucous, energetic performances.
Since 2005, the band has enjoyed a number of fine accomplishments, which include:
*”Highway Run”, from the album Sundown Road, was featured in a nation-wide radio campaign in the summer of 2005.*
*”This Town”, from the album Hymns and Curses From The Heartland, won the top Americana vote in the 2005 Nashville Songprize songwriting competition.*
*”Saint In Tattered Clothes”, also from Hymns and Curses From the Heartland, was hand-picked for inclusion on Atlanta, Georgia’s Shut Eye Records’ “The United State of Americana, Vol. III” compilation album.*
*”Downtown Vampires”, off the band’s third record (State Of The Union), was picked by Chicago’s WXRT Radio as one of the top songs of 2006.*
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