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Ink & Nicotine -- OUT NOW

From an interview with Red Idle Rejects, regarding the upcoming album Ink & Nicotine:

"We had the opportunity to get the inside scoop on the Red Idle Rejects and their upcoming release with the label, Ink and Nicotine. In the hot seat, was group front-man Steve Bowling. He’s shown us where the lonely reside, but what goes on in the mind of the lonely? As Oak Honest’s resident representatives of alt. country, we wanted to get down to their roots, song inspiration, and plans for the future."


"Whatever you want to call it, Ink and Nicotine is a good time."

New Noise Magazine

"This music isn’t just the sound of rural-covered country roots—not just another nod to the enduring legacy of the Kentucky sound—it’s a musical anthology of the mentality of the lives lived there. It’s a pioneering musical move, and it is a total success."

Parkbench Magazine

"And when it came time to write songs for the new Red Idle Rejects album, Bowling found inspiration in the state of affairs there, three hours south."

Cincinnati Enquirer

"A group like the Red Idle Rejects stay close to the bluegrass and country music roots of Appalachian music while paying close attention to what is happening right now. This is evident in the musical styles and in the things they sing about."

Urban Appalachian Commission

"Their Country/Folk sound is rooted in the music of deep traditions, but they also have the ability to rock out when the dynamic requires a change of mood and tempo."

– Lonesome Highway Magazine

New Red Idle Rejects album Genus Americanas out now.


"If you yearn to tune in a Johnny Cash of your own generation, then let me introduce you to Red Idle Rejects. They play their boisterous songs with a refreshingly uncluttered energy. There’s an insistence to these songs that remind us of the essence of rock and country: expressing truths that need to be shouted, but wrapping some kick ass chords around them to soften the blow just a little. At the epicenter of this important task is the originality of the material, which offers everyone a moment to shine."

- Greg Victor,

"As usual, Red Idle Rejects have created an entertaining album. This time around we have a mature release with depth and style. The lyrics written by Steve Bowling should make us think about life, relationships, work and politics. Genus Americanas is a brave, thoughtful release, probably the band's best album so far."

- Paul Riley, Country Music Magazine

"...this is a very pleasing and easily accessible collection of tunes. [...] Well worth a listen or three."

- Roger Bowie, Radio13 NZ

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