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American Diamond Recordings celebrates their first show at Boot & Saddle

The Lawsuits | Photo by Rachel Barrish | rachelbarrish.com
The Lawsuits | Photo by Rachel Barrish | rachelbarrish.com

Togetherness and unity were certainly in the air pre-Independence Day when American Diamond Recordings hosted their first showcase at Boot & Saddle. The new Philly record label comprised of five local bands celebrated their out-coming with performances from each group, including The Levee Drivers, T.J. Kong & The Atomic Bomb, Ron Gallo, The Lawsuits, and a special set by a band who went by the moniker Eight Legged Prawn. The show was also a celebration of Marley McNamara’s birthday, and most figured out that Eight Legged Prawn was actually one of the bands she manages, The Districts.

It was easy to tell that these artists performing don’t just make music together, they are family.

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Celebrate with American Diamond Recordings at Boot and Saddle

The Lawsuits | photo via www.facebook.com/thelawsuits
The Lawsuits | photo by Caitlin McCann | caitlinmccannphoto.com

American Diamond Recordings, led by Toy Soldiers’ Ron Gallo, will have a huge show July 3rd at the Boot and Saddle. Named after the intersection of American and Diamond street where the record label officesis located, ADR promises to make Philly a “force in the music industry”. The show, entitled “Diamond Recordings Celebrates Marley McNamara’s Birthday Bash” features prominent Philadelphia artists like the charismatic Ron Gallo, the whimsical Lawsuits and bluesy TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb and some band from Lititz called Eight Legged Prawn.

The show is a birthday celebration for their managerial artist and “debutante” Marley McNamara. Astonishingly, all the artists on ADR have done Key Studio Sessions, which is pretty phenomenal. Check out the Lawsuits, the Levee Drivers, and the Toy Soldiers sessions. In May, ADR released the first ever Porta Session with TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb, which you can watch below. In a short time span, ADR certainly has made an impact on the Philly music scene. Check out the show at Boot and Saddle July 3rd. Get more details here. Watch the Porta Session below.

 

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Ron Gallo and friends start new label American Diamond Recordings

Photo by Ron Gallo | Instagram @rongallo
Photo by Ron Gallo | Instagram @rongallo

Ron Gallo, front man of local Americana blues band Toy Soldiers and city-wide collaborator, has announced the launch of a new local label called American Diamond Recordings.  Named for the intersection of American and Diamond Streets where the label is based (in a former studio of Dr. Dog, no less), the label brings Gallo together with a collective of friends and compatriots to put a focus on the wealth of roots and rock music being created right here in Philadelphia.  From the label:

Decades ago the industry folk fled Philly to seek prosperity in the three corners of the music business NYC, LA, and Nashville.  But American Diamond Recordings and For the Record Management are planning on changing that and making Philly a force to be reckoned with in the world of music.  We sure as hell have the goods to do so.

The initial line-up of acts on American Diamond Recordings include Gallo himself, Toy Soldiers, The Lawsuits, TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb and Levee Drivers.  The label’s first official release will be Gallo’s debut solo outing Ronny, expected June 24th.  There will be a free release show on June 26th at Spruce Street Harbor with The Lawsuits and Up the Chain to celebrate; more information can be found here.