The Lexington, KY-based trio of Chad Dickerson (guitar and vocals), Paul Mojonnier (bass), and Brian Bauer (drums) formed the self-described Appalachian/roots rock band the Switchmen in 2009. The trio released their critically praised debut effort $2 Pistol in 2010, and as a result they wound up sharing stages with the likes of acts such as Cage the Elephant,  Jesco White, Moon Taxi, Sick Puppies, and others. And interestingly enough, the band has played in front of inmates of the Kentucky State Penitentiary. 

In 2012, their single “Rambunctious” was released to critical praise nationally with several blogs praising the song for it’s mesh of blues, rock and swagger. 

The band continues their reputation for their swaggering, bluegrass, old school rock sound, as you’ll hear on their latest single “Around Town,” which may appear on a forthcoming full-length, slated for release sometime this year. Strangely, the track kind of reminds me of Days of the New – if you were coming of age, you might remember that they had one big album back in 95 or 96 – a band, that was also based out of Kentucky, if i’m not mistaken; however, these guys are the real deal, and the song manages to kick ass. 

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