Song Premiere: James Hyland’s “The Edge of Comancheria”

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Americana Highways presents this premiere of James Hyland’s song  “The Edge of Comancheria,” rom his forthcoming album Western, produced and written by James Hyland; recorded and mixed by JM Stevens of EAR Studio; mastered by Howie Weinberg.

“The Edge of Comancheria” is James Hyland on vocals and acoustic guitar; Johnny Moeller on electric guitars; Warren Hood on fiddles; Chip Dolan on Hammond B3 Organ; Trevor Smith on banjo; JM Stevens on background vocals; Kevin Smith on electric bass; and Robb Kidd on drums.

James Hyland has created the best loping Petty-esque music, here on Western, with every song having an immediate Western flavor.

 “The Edge of Comancheria” takes place in the early 1840’s on the Texas frontier. It speaks to the Comanches’ ability to create blades and tools from rocks by hand and how they were brilliant horsemen. These skills allowed them to both survive their environment and fight off constant invaders. The Comanche, at this time, were beginning to battle the Texas Rangers. The Comanche had been successfully defending their land for generations but now technology in the form of the repeating revolver in the hands of Texas Rangers had caught up to them, and the fight was on and more desperate than ever. — James Hyland

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