American Graveyard – ‘Common Ones’… Could this be the FIRST Americana Roots video to go ‘viral?’
Well I guess that depends on what you consider viral and what you compare it to but at least from our research vantage point 175,000 views in a few days is among the fastest moving YouTube videos for a band that has both feet firmly planted in the roots/Americana format. Watch American Graveyard – “Common Ones” and let us know
Gathered together from New York, New Orleans, and Brownwood, Texas – American Graveyard has set out to beat down the ear drums of audiences across the globe. Since Spring 2004 the band has been playing clubs throughout Austin and central Texas, gathering momentum and a following. A series of cast changes has caused them to regroup several times – the last of which was in January 2005.
Since that time they’ve been polishing their unique blend of country, bluegrass, and down-home rock-n-roll, while throwing in elements of punkrock, psychedelia, blues, and jazz. It’s a sonic buffet with a little taste of everything.
“How to describe them? Hmm. Alt-alt.country, maybe. One of the coolest bands ever, they will rock you with a banjo and a blues harp better than 99% of the Marshall stacks out there.”
Here’s one of the coolest videos that has ever graced the roots/Americana music world…enjoy.