Telarc International, a division of Concord Music Group, today announced the signing of an exclusive deal with the up-and-coming family band Trampled Under Foot, one of the hottest groups on the blues circuit today. Badlands, the hard-charging trio’s debut recording for the label, is scheduled for release July 9, 2013.
Siblings Danielle Schnebelen (lead vocals and bass), Nick Schnebelen (guitars and vocals) and Kris Schnebelen, (drums) have a lifelong connection with the blues. Growing up in Kansas City, MO, the trio soaked up the music of their parents, who were active in the thriving blues scene. After years of playing in separate bands, Danielle, Kris and Nick decided to keep things in the family and formed Trampled Under Foot.
A pivotal moment came in 2008 when TUF headed to Memphis for the Blues Foundation’s 24th International Blues Challenge and walked away with first place, proving to the world that they’re a band to be reckoned with. Nick also took home the prestigious Albert King Award for best guitarist.
Badlands was produced by Tony Braunagel (the drummer in the Phantom Blues Band). Braunagel plays some percussion on the album and recruited veteran keyboardist Mike Finnigan (Jimi Hendrix, Bonnie Raitt, Etta James) to play keyboards. Recording engineer Johnny Lee Schell adds acoustic guitar to one track and mother Lisa Swedelund provides additional backing vocals. John Porter mixed the final results at Independent Street Studios in New Orleans.
Concord Music Group’s legendary family of labels includes Concord Records, Concord Jazz, Fantasy, Stax, Milestone, Riverside, Specialty, Telarc, Peak, Heads Up, Prestige and its most recent acquisition, famed American roots label Rounder Records.