Band To Perform at The Grand Ole Opry On July 1 and July 4 Concert on the National Mall in Washington, DC For Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Springfield, MO (June 30, 2023) --- The Ozark Mountain Daredevils are adding “More Cowbell” to their repertoire today, delivering a brand-new single to fans on all major streaming services via Saguaro Road Records. The band has also released a lyric video featuring the single’s clever cover art depicting a cowbell that goes all the way to 11. “More Cowbell” comes just as the Daredevils prepare for historic concerts at The Opry House on July 1 and the National Mall in Washington DC on July 4 as part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
“More Cowbell,” written by founding partner Michael Supe Granda, is a quintessential mix of their great lyrics with awe-inspiring instrumentation and solos. “Who doesn’t need more Cowbell in their lives?” asks Granda. The song will make its live debut during the Daredevils concert at the Opry House on July 1. “I continue to be amazed at all the places in my life that music has taken me,” said John Dillon, a founding member of the Daredevils. “I’m even more amazed by the number of new experiences that have come our way in just the past two years. We played the Grand Ole Opry last year and are invited back again this year. We played with the Springfield Symphony last fall, and we are playing with the Topeka Symphony later this year. Now, on July 4, we are playing on the mall at our nation’s capital for the Smithsonian. It is such an honor. What a truly magical trip this has been. We are grateful.”
A few days after their Opry show, the band will take part in the nation’s birthday celebration on July 4, holding a concert on the National Mall during the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and its “The Ozarks: Faces and Facets of a Region” program. The performance is scheduled to begin 6 p.m. EDT, is open to the public and can be streamed on YouTube HERE.
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils formed in Springfield, MO in 1971 and have delivered genre-defying music to fans around the world ever since. A wholly original mix of country-rock and electric bluegrass, the band is also known for their poetic and whimsical lyrics and show-stopping harmonies. In 2022, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils celebrated their 50th anniversary with a yearlong tour, a documentary for Ozarks Public Television, their Grand Ole Opry debut and a set of performances with the 50-piece Springfield Symphony Orchestra. Earlier this year, they released “Jackie Blue 2,” an homage to their iconic hit single with new vocals by longtime band member Molly Healey. See the Daredevils during their tour this year in the following cities:
July 1 Opry House Nashville, TN
July 2 Paramount Theatre Bristol, TN
July 5 National Mall Washington, DC
July 7 The Crystal Theatre CrystalFalls, MI
July 8 Big Top Chautauqua Bayfield, WI
August 5 Black River Coliseum PoplarBluff, MO
August 11 Heritage Festival MountainGrove, MO
August 19 The Mansion Theatre Branson, MO
August24-27 Egyptian Theatre ParkCity, UT
About Saguaro Road Records:
Saguaro Road Records shares the music of artists with uniquely American, roots-oriented sounds. Founded in 2008, Saguaro Road has released GRAMMY-winning albums by The Blind Boys of Alabama and Patty Loveless, a GRAMMY-nominated album by Joan Osborne, and critically acclaimed work by Smokey Robinson, Marc Cohn, Edwin McCain, and more. The record label is a division of StarVista Music, which specializes in offering artists and brands worldwide digital audio retail distribution and promotion, driving global demand for artist repertoire by creating consumer awareness combined with previously established brand equity. StarVista Music also provides physical and digital video distribution. It is a trusted and effective distribution partner bringing world-class resources such as multi-channel marketing, publicity, in-house creative expertise, and long-standing industry relationships and marketing partnerships developed throughout our history.
Stream “More Cowbell” HERE:
Watch the lyric video for “More Cowbell” HERE:
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