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Happy Curmudgeons Stunning New Release "Rustic Glory" Boasts a Star-Studded Cast of Musicians

Don't miss out on the Folk/Americana single, "Rustic Glory", by the Happy Curmudgeons merging old & new sounds.

(Metro Detroit, MI)

Rustic Glory is truly an uplifting track. The lyrics are meant to be inspirational, but it is the musicians on the track who are amazing. The song features Dave Hamilton on- vocals & guitar; Billy Cox (the Jimi Hendrix Experience & Band of Gypsys) on bass; Bobby Balderrama- from Question Mark & The Mysterians on guitar; Jim Moose Brown- from the Bob Seger Band on Hammond B3 organ, and Detroit Music Award-winner, Todd Glass on drums.

Dave Hamilton wrote the lyrics & music for Rustic Glory. The song centers around loss, happiness & remembrance. David wrote the song for his father and was able to play it for him before he passed. The song can be about anyone that brought you comfort and inspiration. "Rustic Glory" was released in July 2022.

"Like a summer breeze, blowing through the trees, and you're telling me the sacred part, and all of those stories and their rustic glory remain deep within my heart."

Mark Byerly produced Rustic Glory and it was mastered by Bill Skibbe at Third Man Records Detroit. The song was recorded at Longview Studios, The Sound Shop Macomb and Kingdom Studios/Nashville.


About The Happy Curmudgeons

The Happy Curmudgeons are a group of musicians mainly based in the metro Detroit area. Their music features some very special guests on different tracks. Dave Hamilton founded the band in 2015 with the other three core members - Amy Dixon-Lavery, Jeff Warner & Tumbleweed. The band won a 2020 W.A.M. Best Song music award for 2nd Chances in the American/folk category. The Happy Curmudgeons also finished second in the same category with their song, I Know How You Feel, last year. The band is continuing to work with the producer, Mark Byerly. The Happy Curmudgeons hope to have their 2nd album out by the end of 2022.

For more information on the Happy Curmudgeons, please visit their website.



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