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“The singing on Text You When I Drink is great and there are some nifty guitar licks on here as well. Plus I think the lyrics and the subject matter are vivid material that a listener would remember.” - Equisite Noise Records
Backhand Sally is an Americana/Texas Rock duo comprised of Brock D. and Ginger Grace. With over a decade of playing in local venues and festivals they are a large part of the DFW music scene. Their album No Instructions won them the 2020 ISSA duo of the year award and their new singles from their upcoming album The Dos, are already gaining local and national acclaim. You can often catch them live at Adair’s Saloon, The Jaxon, and other favorite Dallas, TX live music venues.
Their first album, No Instructions, is a compilation of rock, blues, county and Americana songs driven by complex lyrics and music. The band’s music is propelled by Ginger's soulful, rock-inspired vocals backed by Brock's vintage style guitar.
BHS has been called among the last of the ‘classic rock-n-rollers’, but their blend of country, soul, roots, Americana and blues influences, with scruffy vocals and sharp guitar riffs, stands out in a sea of music performers from the south.
Critics have given their album and music high marks, including blogs like Indie Rock Cafe, , Voyage Dallas, Ava Radio and others. Opening Bell wrote that No Instructions: “is a tapestry of stories told through lyrics and melodies that tell the human narrative” with “eclectic, edgy and inspired” songs.
"We waited a while before recording a second album," Brock says. "We didn't want to push the process and sat on a few ideas before we started putting pen to paper and writing the new songs."
The result of their efforts is an eclectic mix of the various styles that make the south so rich in music. Unable to live in one genre, Backhand Sally is forging the way for a sound that incorporates the best of their favorite influences and natural sound.
The new music and album features Ginger and Brock's musical influences and music styles, including traditional country two-steps, bluesy ballads, and rocking anthems.
"We found something in each other that really took our own talents to the next level," says Ginger. "The way our different playing and performance styles organically blended together was something we hadn't heard before and we knew we had to keep exploring and growing."
Ginger has been listening to and creating music since she was a child growing up with such influences as Irma Thomas, Carly Simon, Willie Nelson, The Beatles, and Pat Benatar, and Bonnie Raitt.
“When I write a song, it might come from the mood I’m in, or a situation I feel like describing, something specific I want to write about, or something as simple as a chord progression I like on the piano,” she adds.
“We write together often, and when we collaborate it’s usually something we have had a conversation about and think will make a good song.”
“There are times when we sit down and have a writing session and write a song from start to finish in 30 minutes. Other times, it’s a few days or weeks as we either individually or together work through an idea until it becomes the song we want it to be.”
You can hear their music on several local and satellite radio stations such as KNON and 752.2 Radio where they are in the top 20 featured artists weekly as well as download and purchase their songs anywhere music is available.
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