Rivals of the Peacemaker will get classified as Americana folk, but don’t just write them off as another band in a genre that is already packed with radio favorites and sing along hopefuls. The Chicago four piece is made up of an interesting husband and wife duo that brings their differing musical tastes together to make the sound of Rivals of the Peacemaker. Take a listen to “I’m Gone” and the vocal melodies of singer Alex Watson will remind you of classic country songstresses, but a few minutes in and you are greeted with a one minute long guitar solo from Billy Watson. And so it is for Rivals of the Peacemaker, balancing the musical tastes of Alex and Billy Watson to create a new sound that embodies American folk with the way they see it fit. We caught up with the Chicago band before a few days before their Sunday performance at Lollapalooza. Check out the interview here! (more…)
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