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TWO SHOWS LEFT: Kamara Thomas & The Ghost Gamblers @ Living Room

...icana group The Ghost Gamblers at the Living Room. Longtime readers of Bold As Love know Kamara as the bassist for Earl Greyhound. Well, that project is on hiatus for a while. In the meantime, she’s really been pushing Ghost Gamblers. The remaining shows are tonight and next Wednesday, May 30. Shows are free, but expect the band to pass the hat afterwards. Here’s a taste, one of my favorite songs, “Stranded in San...
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VIDEO: Kamara Thomas and the Ghost Gamblers — “You Wreck Me”

...lar Americana” on the way! In fact, you can order the album by sending $10 (USA) or $20 (outside USA) via PayPal, to kamarathomasmusic@gmail.com! You’ll get it in about 2 weeks. Also, if you want a little holiday flavor from the band, check out this song, which you can DOWNLOAD FOR FREE. Additional link: FB page for Kamara Thomas and the Ghost Gamblers    ...
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LISTENING POST: Ghost Gamblers–"Stranded in San Antone"

...gy, a hummable hook, and features Kamara on lead vox.  In fact, thank me later when you find yourself singing the chorus hours later. I assume there will be a full-length album soon.  In the meantime, this three-song EP is available on iTunes. Each song features one of the band's three vocalists, so you get a different sound with each song. Additional links: Ghost Gamblers on MySpace Ghost Gamblers on AmazonMP3 Ghost Gamblers on...
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Upcoming: Ghost Gamblers — Sunday, June 21

...ect from the City’s habitual Yankee twang-seekers dazedly grasping for the briar patch." This is kind of a different thing for her, in that, if you know her from Greyhound, you know she holds down the low end.  In Ghost Gamblers, however, she plays guitar.  Ghost Gamblers will do both electric and acoustic sets, as well as an acoustic set from Earl Greyhound.  They'll be performing with Fat Kids Playing Dodgeball and...
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Best of 2012: 15 Albums You Should’ve Heard, But Probably Missed

...y from her role holding down the low-end in southern rock trio Earl Greyhound, Kamara Thomas has moved on to her latest incarnation: fronting what she calls the “interstellar Americana” of Kamara Thomas & The Ghost Gamblers. If this band’s any indication, roots music is alive and well and it’s living in New York City. What’s really engaging about this 7-song EP is that you’re peering into the lives of...
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LISTENING POST: Earl Greyhound — "Ghost and the Witness" + "Shotgun"

...amp;R advice: “Shotgun” should be the focus track, if not the single. It feels right, right down to its hook-y chorus. FYI: Another album track, “Oye Vaya” is available now as part of the recent Afro-Punk compilation, Fuck Rockstars. Ghost and the Witness Shotgun Additional links: LISTENING POST: Earl Greyhound — “S.O.S.” LISTENING POST: Ghost Gamblers — “Stranded in San Antone”...
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LISTEN: Kandia Crazy Horse — “Cabin In The Pines”

...recall Kandia as a rock journalist, and an award-winning one at that. So, it was a pleasant surprise to hear her as a singer. Now, I’ve long known of her love for southern rock and Americana. But who knew she’s got such an engaging voice, one that’s slightly raspy and that leans towards heartache? If you’ve checked out artists such as The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Kamara Thomas & The Ghost Gamblers, and Martha...
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LISTEN: Martha Redbone — “I Rose Up At The Dawn Of The Day”

Really interesting project here. Those of you who know Martha Redbone may be more familiar with her funk, soul, R&B and rock-influenced sounds. And while that’s a part of who she is, she’s also an artist who’s won awards for mining the Native-American side of her identity (she’s part Shawnee and Choctaw). Knowing that, it’s less of a stretch to find her doing an album that’s set squarely in the heart of...
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REVIEW: Earl Greyhound — "Suspicious Package"

...vocal duties.  Here it feels more shared.  Kamara has become a more confident singer and it shows both when she’s providing harmonies as well as singing lead.  Certainly sharing singing duties in the Ghost Gamblers has only helped. I’ve already raved about “Ghost and the Witness” and “Shotgun”.  If you listen to the three banger arc that starts with “Oye Vaya” and ends with “Shotgun”, don’t be surprised if you need to go...
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SUPPORT IT: “Tularosa,” forthcoming from Kamara Thomas

What we might assume is a continuation of the “interstellar Americana” she was exploring with her last band, The Ghost Gamblers, former Earl Greyhound bassist is currently in the final 3 or so days of the Kickstarter campaign to fund her next project, Tularosa, An American Dream-Time. As you can see from “Oh, Gallows” above, the music is dreamy and experimental, indeed. The video also marks Thomas’s directorial...