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Smokelahoma is proud to announce Bucket of Clams has been nominated Jam Band Album of the Year and the hit single, Tinka has been nominated for Jam Band Song of the Year by the editors of jpfolks.com, the Just Plain Folks Music Organization.
"In a world of over-produced music that is doused with effects, Smokelahoma's Bucket of Clams is a revelation. It's nothing more than a heartfelt album filled with top-notch songs that lift up your spirit, and this fantastic release serves as a fine reminder that there is true beauty to be found in simplicity." <read more> - Brian Ferdman, jambands.com
"Stewing together the ingredients of Americana Country rock, roots rock, 1960s folk styles and great bluesy elements that can be both whimsical or intensely driven, Smokelahoma slaps together one sizzling beef cut of Alt Country, dipping his vocals in a spicy sauce of Jason White, James Low, Steve Earle and heck, even a bit of the jam band scene (with those electric guitar riffs and that pummeling organ). What really seems to stick out is the drive and energy, even amongst the lightness and carefree buzz of this playful group, who you would imagine, are enjoying some nice cold beers between songs; more evidence that Bucket of Clams is well-suited for summer beer festivals and music jams. The Dylan-like vocals in places, with Grateful Dead lightness in pockets of songs, and that organ- the organ where every independent strand of the music centers itself and moves from the beat; these are all the magic elements that make this some top notch, laid-back, “alt” country and Americana for the cool kids." <read more> - cdbaby.com
"...Smokelahoma may be one of the Northwest's best-kept secrets." <read more>- Richard Martin, Willamette Week