Casey Neill and the Norway Rats Prepare To Tour In Support Of Latest Album

Goodbye To The Rank And File is the latest album from Casey Neill and the Norway Rats and it is a dandy.  Featuring guest appearances by R.E.M. touring musician Scott McCaughey and Talkdemonic’s Lisa Molinaro, combined with outstanding permanent members of The Norway Rats that include The Decemberists’ Jenny Conlee and the Lucinda Williams Band’s guitar player, Chet Lyster, the album is a delightful mix of rich harmonies, touching lyrics, and bellowing vocals.

“‘Goodbye to the Rank and File’ is an album made by a working band.  We’ve performed these songs live for awhile and fleshed them out.  Our shared history together in the Northwest music scene and the sheer number of gigs we’ve played has all been poured into these performances.  Collectively, two or more of us have been in many different bands together.  So there is a lot of history and time in the trenches of the Northwest music scene,” Neill says of the band and the new record.

The band is about to embark on a multi-city west coast tour in support of the album.  Check them out at a venue near you- I promise you won’t be disapointed:

11/11/10 – Sam Bonds – Eugene, OR
11/12/10 – Coastal Celtic Festival – Yachats, OR
11/13/10 – Coastal Celtic Festival – Yachats, OR
11/19/10 – Secret Society Ballroom – Portland, OR
11/20/10 – Conor Byrnes – Seattle, WA
12/1/10 – Old St. Francis – Bend, OR
12/8/10 – Gypsy Lounge – Lake Forest, CA
12/9/10 – Starry Plough – Berekely, CA
12/11/10 – Beginnings – Briceland, CA

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