Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward

Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward
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For over a decade, Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward have lingered on the fringes of the Texas Music Revolution, building a cult following of fans who thirst for a sound more cerebral and musical than what the status quo has had to offer.

Since 2002, the Pesos have shaken off the norms of the modern Texas music establishmenttaking a more radical approach. The bands' sound is not any more southern rock than Steve Earle, and not any more outlaw than Robert Earl Keen. One writer called the Pesos the band that "Just might kick Old 97's in the teeth", and another called the Pesos "Weezer meets Waylon". This may be the best rock band country music has to offer. Parkers songs are more introspective and respectful of consequences than the songs of many of his country music peers. Clever and intelligent, Parker is reminiscent of Butch Hancock, a brusque and less tragic version of Slaid Cleaves.

While Parker and the Pesos found regional success in Texas on the strength of their 2004 debut, "Blow the Soot Out," the Denton, TX based quintet broke out nationally with their 2008 release, "The Lonesome Dirge" - a breath taking, often heart stopping album brimming with Americana Anthems, harrowing Southern Gothic balladry, and shit-kicking roadhouse rockers that channel the likes of Steve Earle, Son Volt, and even Dropkick Murphys at times. The Lonesome Dirge spent 17 weeks in the top twenty on the Americana Chart, and produced three top twenty singles on the Texas Music Chart. The band upped the ante in 2010 with their third release, "The Apology: Part 1," a five song EP produced by Mike McCarthy. The record included the wildly popular top ten single, "Guitars," plus two other top 30 singles. In 2011 Rodney and the Pesos released a daring full band acoustic recording, "Live in The Living Room," which was in fact recorded live in Rodney's living room in Corinth, TX. 2013 brings the release of Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward's fifth record, "The Apology: Part 2," produced by Grammy award winner Tre Nagella.

Rodney Parker & the boys have placed thier mark on the last decade of Texas music and continue to have a stake in its future. Parker is part of a generation of borderless musicians who are stealing the thunder of the status quo Texas sound, forcing the directions of popular Texas music onto a new, more substantial and satisfying threshold.

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Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward  02/28/2008            
These guys are outstanding! This album will not disappoint. They stepped up, and laid it all out on the line, and it paid off! This is one heck of a balls to the walls effort. Definately, leading a revolution in our music scene!
Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward  02/28/2008            
From what I've heard on RFT, and at shows, this one will surely be the best thing out this year. I can't wait to get a copy. Rodney Parker is blowing up with this release.
Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward  02/27/2008            
Stubbs record I've heard since their first one a few years ago! The songwriting, the production, the mixing, the mastering-all excellent. This will go down as one of the best records of the decade, if not the best. Go check out the live will be rocked.
Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward  02/08/2008            
I cant wait till I can hear the entire CD. These guys are awesome! VTNXSOVBRR
Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward  02/08/2008            
amazing! new cd comes out in march! great sound.. a few songs songs from the new cd on his myspace page. go check it out
Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward  11/17/2007            
Jack Boyette
Who are these guys? BEST MUSIC I HAVE HEARD in a long time. Had a chance to see these guys in FW and can't wait to see them again. GREAT MUSIC!
Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward  04/24/2007            
Real Deal
This guy is WAY underated! This is one of the better CDs available. Buy it now so you can brag to all your friends how you were in to his music before he BLOWS UP!
Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward  04/23/2007            
The Hookup
Great Cd, worth a listen. Light up the killer buds, sit back and relax, and enjoy the sounds of the Radney Varker band.
Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward  04/13/2007            
What a record! I've had to buy 4 copies so far and I need a 5th. 2 because I've worn the CDs out and they skip, 1 for my girlfriend because she kept stealing my original, and 1 for her dad so that he'd stop stealing hers. The songwriting is brilliant and the production is masterful. I can't wait for the new record to come out.
Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward  04/13/2007            
Mike FW Tx
I have owned this CD for over a year and it is without a doubt my favorite. The music is fresh, honest and never gets old. Buy this CD, go to a Peso show and you will be able to brag to your friends that you saw these guys back before they hit it big.
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