The Coal Men's highly anticipated Escalator will hit the shelves August 27, on Todd Snider's own label, Aimless Records. Escalator is a fully-realized showcase for Dave Colman's creativity in the studio and his mastery as a songwriter, guitarist and bandleader. Produced with the help of Joe Garcia, Escalator features guest performances by Will Kimbrough (Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris), Jen Gunderman (The Jayhawks, Sheryl Crow), and Audley Freed (The Black Crowes, Sheryl Crow).
The third album for The Coal Men, Escalator cuts an impressive swath through Americana territory, but at its core it proves to be a stripped-down rock-and-roll affair. The songs - penned mostly by Coleman - offer glimpses of small town life, economic struggle and the complexities of friendships and relationships.
"I'm wearing out this new Coal Men record. I think it's masterful start-to-finish. Dave Coleman is one of Americana music's great songwriters, and I hope this record gets the attention it deserves." - Todd Snider
"Their songs are sharp enough to wound and warm enough to heal. Their songs welcome us to a new and unexpected Nashville." - Peter Cooper, The Tennessean