Booking The Smoking Flowers
The Smoking Flowers
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The Smoking Flowers Booking Profile
“Kim and Scott Collins, The Smoking Flowers, carry on the torch where Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris left off in their day, delivering beautifully produced, sometimes moody, songs with knockout harmonies… and less traditional than your classic country-folk duo by bringing a punk-attitude and energy to their highly infectious songs. A marriage of song and voice that is uniquely their own.” -AltCountry.NL Magazine Plato wrote “Rhythm and harmony find their way in the inward places of the soul.” The music of the soul should be steeped in a fiery, firmly held love, and the classic mingling of singing souls like Johnny and June Carter, Ike and Tina, and X’s John and Exene have become the voice of love for generations of music fans. Now add to the canon Nashville, Tennessee’s The Smoking Flowers – led by vocalists and multi-instrumentalists Kim and Scott Collins, married 14 years, who are just as red-hot soulful and sweet as those legendary duos. This duo simply has a musical and relational love as strong as aged rare bourbon. The Smoking Flowers fire up an East Nashville-based brand of rock, blues and country with a sweet flavor of Southern Gothic folk, all with a punk attitude. Their sophomore album 2 Guns will no doubt appeal to a large spectrum of fans when it hits the world this summer. The album was co-produced and engineered by Adam Landry, noted producer of Deer Tick, Middle Brother, and Diamond Rugs and former touring guitarist for Ray LaMontagne. Adam also added his own sublime guitar to it, giving it that dusky, diverse feeling of his other Americana projects. “Something I Said,” a single off the album, was recently featured on the hit ABC show “Revenge.” Everything on 2 Guns was written and arranged together by Kim and Scott at their East Nashville home. The album was tracked on 8-track 1-inch tape, continuing the Collins’ 12 years and counting commitment to analog recording. Several tracks on the record were the first take recorded live. The realistic, street level poetic lyrics were thoughtfully written out over time and experience — but its thirteen songs were raucously brought into existence in single recorded takes over about four days, as if their lives depended on it. 2 Guns is a ferocious musical document that eerily proved to be a foreshadowing of the battle the couple was soon to encounter. Kim was diagnosed with breast cancer just after they recorded and mixed 2 Guns. The album was supposed to be released in the spring of 2012, but was put on hold while the couple faced this most dreaded disease together. Kim’s breast cancer is in remission today, just over a year after her diagnosis, due to only using holistic methods, as she decided against chemotherapy, radiation and hormones. The very day she found out of her diagnosis, Kim committed to a diet of 100% raw food and radically alternative treatments. A testament to the power and energy of life and the potential of the future, undeniable urgency flows and howls throughout the album, and the couple tapped deeply into their punk and raw country & western roots in its composition. The story behind the cover of 2 Guns is as wild as everything else about the band’s history. It’s a real ghost town on Route 66. It exemplifies the gritty wanderlust of Kim and Scott. Several of the songs on 2 Guns tell tale of this Western adventure. While other songs paint a picture of the other big adventure in their life… the adventure of a couple that lives together, writes together, plays together and simply loves life together.
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