Summer Platters

The Lonesome Band

Alt.Country

Summer Platters

Like many alt.country acts to emerge in the past decade, TLB gets sideways carrying a tune. There's a youthful spirit carrying the locals' brand of roots rock to firm entrenchment. Unfortunately, bandleader Sam Whips Allison barely makes it through the lament "Halfway There" or speedy "Make 'Em Dance" without causing a wince or three.

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