LiveWire Challenges Status Quo

LiveWire Challenges Status Quo

With New CD LIVIN’
October 30 Disc Puts Southern Country Rockers In Mix With Today’s Best
“This is the third time I have raved about this band. Who are these guys? Where is the album?” – Robert K. Oermann, MusicRow

Nashville, TN (September 10, 2012) — To answer that question, LiveWire’s much-anticipated debut Way Out West Records’ release, LIVIN,
issues October 30.  The 10-track CD, produced by Justin Woods,
challenges the status quo with music that puts the band right in the mix
with the best of today’s artists.  A six-piece group based in Joplin,
Missouri, LiveWire features lead vocalist Andy Eutsler, lead guitarist Bobby DeGonia, drummer Adam Hagerman, fiddle player Cory Shultz, rhythm guitarist Danny Bell and bassist Landon Rolfe.
From the first note of the disc’s opening track, “Don’t Nothin’ Take My Breath,” it’s evident that LiveWire is a serious contender in today’s market. Co-written by MusicRow‘s 2012 Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year,
Johnny Bulford, Country star Chris Young and Jay Brunswick, the track
radiates power.  Slamming drums and a brooding B-3 back the punch of
Eutsler’s lead vocals.  It’s a musical “moment” that proclaims this
band’s talent and validates its success as 2009 Colgate Country Showdown Regional Finalists.
Brimming with a Southern
Rock vibe, excitement and enormous energy interplay equally with tender
moments throughout this breakout disc.  Strong lead vocals and soaring
harmonies shine, while each band member brings flawless musical
execution, adding their own signature flair to the project.
The group’s current single, “Lies”
(released to Country radio August 29), was written by Eutsler and has
been a fan favorite in live concerts since the group first started
performing it several years ago.  A hard-driving up-tempo with a
deceptively tender lyric, “Lies” showcases Eutsler’s versatility, while DeGonia’s lead guitar punctuates and soars.  MusicRow‘s
popular tastemaker Oermann notes, “The single has it all: a dynamite
rhythm, pristine production values, a lead vocal packed with energy and
personality, a song with serious chops and instrumental work that
soars.”  Matt Bjorke of Roughstock adds, “LiveWire may just become
another strong Country radio staple.”
The disc slows with the memorable “Livin’.”  A
passionate vocal tells the tale of life and love from the wild days of
youth to the more settled times of parenthood and steady jobs. 
Eutsler’s performance is imminently believable – as it should be – since
he penned this number as well.
Family love and history of a different sort continue as the theme with the moving, “What Makes You A Man,”
written by the group’s other principal songwriter, rhythm guitarist and
background vocalist, Bell, about the loss of his father.  The moving
song carries the listener from the days of the Vietnam War through to
the present.  LiveWire seems perfectly at home throughout this tale of
sweetness and sorrow – and the gifts of fathers and faith.
“Better” offers
drummer Hagerman a chance to use his sticks to great dramatic effect and
gives Eutsler another chance to showcase his ability to pour forth
emotion.  Co-written by hit maker Bulford and Madeleine Slate, this
power ballad rips bare the bittersweet conflict that comes with
comparing one love to another.  The feelings of loss, longing and guilt
weep throughout, and once again LiveWire’s lead vocalist shines through
the pain.
Channeling Southern Rock greatness (think Lynyrd Skynyrd or CDB), the group ups the ante with the darkly-challenging “I’ll Go To Prison.”  Shultz’s
fiddle and Rolfe’s bass both interplay dramatically throughout this
edgy track, which leaves nothing to the imagination.  Chuck Dauphin
(Music News Nashville) says, “There are a lot of bad-ass wannabes out
there, but LiveWire isn’t making a statement.  They’re just standing up
for what’s right.”
For LiveWire, LIVIN’
is all the statement they want to make.  Founding member DeGonia best
sums up the mood of the band at this important career milestone: “I can
honestly say that it has been a rough road for LiveWire, but our hard
work and perseverance is finally paying off.  I am very proud of what
we’ve become and believe that this album truly shows who we are – and
will take us to the next level.”  
ABOUT LiveWire
Since forming in
the mid-’90s, LiveWire has forged a reputation as one of the top-draw
live acts in the Midwest by regularly packing venues in the band’s home
base of Missouri and in the surrounding states of Oklahoma, Kansas and
Arkansas.  Along the way this homegrown talent has taken the members
across America opening for Country superstars including Toby Keith,
LeAnn Rimes, Montgomery Gentry, Diamond Rio and Kix Brooks.  LiveWire
released a self-titled EP in 2011 which included the group’s debut radio
single, “Tater Fed,” a stirring backwoods rocker that quickly
became the band’s anthem.  Since then, LiveWire’s music has found
success at Country radio, both in the U.S. and in Europe, and its videos
have received airplay on CMT Pure, The Country Network, Yallwire and
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