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Frontier Ruckus

 

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you know I'm just like that/You can tell where I've been at/On every doormat I have sat/A relic so angelic." His imagery ranges from I-75 swallowing Christmas to walls that absorb old phone calls and even a comparison between water towers and drunken grandfathers.

Milia's delivers his songs with a demonstrative ferocity, and his wordplay works incredibly well with the quirkiness of the band's music--which is essentially a musical marriage of rock and folk, with a few odd instruments thrown into the mix for good measure.

While Frontier Ruckus features a traditional rock-oriented rhythm section of drums and bass, its front men, Milia and David Jones, gravitate toward a folksier sound. Milia plays acoustic guitar and harmonica and is assisted vocally by the banjo-plucking Jones. It's the band's fifth member, Zach Nichols, however, who really gives Frontier Ruckus its distinctive musical sound. Nichols is a jack-of-all-trades who plays an assortment of horns, melodicas, and saws--yes, the woodcutting tool. Nichols' horns add a jazzy, big-band element to the mix.

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