6/7/09: Little late, but I pulled a winner out of the hat. Sam G., you’ve got mail. Thanks to all who entered, and stick around for more giveaways throughout June.
We’re having a prolonged celebration of Country California’s first anniversary with a series of giveaways. Last week’s winner, OTWG, is headed off to an Aaron Watson show. Thanks again to Watson’s people for generously furnishing that prize, and here’s hoping OTWG has a blast at the show.
Unlike the first giveaway, the rest (not sure how many more there will be) will be open to everyone, regardless of location.
This week’s giveaway comes courtesy of Ryan Bingham, whose second major label release Roadhouse Sun (the follow-up to the well-received Mescalito) arrives in stores tomorrow.
In his review for American Songwriter, Jim Malec wrote:
Built around a voice as raw and unpolished as the dusty New Mexico landscape where he was raised, Ryan Bingham’s sound is a grimy take on country rock, fueled by nicotine and a troubadour’s restlessness.
If you want to hear it for yourself, here’s your chance to pick up a copy for free. Bingham’s people have kindly provided one copy of the album, which will go to a randomly-chosen commenter. To enter, just comment below with (a) your favorite Ryan Bingham song or (b) a good/bad joke. That’s one option for Bingham fans and one for people who want to discover him. I’ll accept comments through Friday and announce a winner on Saturday.
If you want to get your hands on the music as quickly as possible, without all the hassle of waiting around to see if you win, you can order Roadhouse Sun now from Amazon.
To whet your appetite, here’s a video of Bingham performing “Tell My Mother I Miss Her So” (via Farce the Music):