Spirit of the Sharecroppers
The Good Medicine Band was formed with the intention of spotlighting 3 lead singer/songwriters: Nathan Hamilton on guitar, slide guitar and squeezebox, Bill Palmer on guitar, bass and mandolin and Mark Utter on guitar, bass and mandolin. In this context, \'the Spirit of the Sharecroppers\' album, produced by Lloyd Maines, embraces the true essence of Texas roots music. Even Sandra Bullock, a big fan of the Good Medicine Band, went to see them several times and requested \'that she might get this soundtrack\' for her movie, \'Hope Floats\'. Nathan Hamilton and Mark Utter made music together as high school friends in Abilene, Texas. Bill and Jim Palmer are brothers from East Texas and grew up performing music together. David Sawtelle is the accessory instumentalist, from El Paso, Texas on banjo and trumpet. And laying in his always subtle groove, is \'Spoonman\'...(even we don\'t know his name!) The spirit and lyrics of these songs paint the picture of the Texas roots legacy. Deep love, heartache and intense spiritual energy is what defines this album. These songs embody the life of every Texan who fights for change and sometimes misses the mark. The musical chemistry of these six men is beyond compare. Rare is the band that achieves such levels of harmonic, melodious instrumental bliss. Their lyrics excite and soothe the listener. This acoustically energized style, which spans from driving beats to cool breezy bliss is one you will never tire of.