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Compared in style to the Eagles, the six-member Truth and Salvage Company includes four singer-songwriters.
“Everybody comes from a different musical background,” said keyboard player Adam Grace, “Americana, indie, soul and blues. A lot of different styles mesh together to make our sound.”
Like Elvis Presley, Adam Grace is a rock ‘n’ roller from Tupelo, Miss. Other members are from Atlanta, New Orleans and the Midwest. They all met after each landed in Los Angeles. Four of the players have been together since the mid-90s with a band called Scrappy Hamilton.
Truth and Salvage Company was formed in 2005, and last year it released its first album, a self-titled CD produced by Chris Robinson, the Black Crowes frontman.
“It was really a huge boost for us not only to get a chance to work with somebody with as much experience and as professional as Chris Robinson but also the acceptance of his fans,” Grace said. “He makes smart musical choices. His fans pay attention to the choices he makes. Him putting his stamp of approval on us definitely helped boost our fanbase right way.”
Truth and Salvage Company was the first band to record on Robinson’s label, Silver Arrow Records.
The band has been touring this winter, fortuitously avoiding the storms that have pounded the Midwest and South. However, it failed to miss severe weather in Arkansas, and it had to cancel a couple of shows.
“It was bumper to bumper with trucks on Interstate 40,” Grace said. “We snagged the last motel room.”
So what did the band do for two days?
“Laundry and HBO,” he said.
The next stop is the Crystal Bay Casino, a venue it is familiar with.
“It’s a great spot and they don’t put any restrictions on us on how long we should play, so we get to really have a good time with our fans,” Grace said.
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