Kent Goolsby & The Gold Standard – No Substitute For Handsome


No Substitute For Handsome is the debut long-player from Nashville based singer-songwriter Kent Goolsby and his band The Gold Standard, the ex-frontman of roots rockers the The Only Sons – who released three fine albums before splitting a couple of years back.

This album see a stylistic shift for Kent as he adopts a contemporary country-blues mantle for this fine collection of original songs with a sound that sits comfortably side-by-side with Americana artists including Justin Townes Earle and Joe Pug; the album was recorded and produced by Glossary frontman Joey Kneiser who also helped out with vocals, drums and percussion on the album , the studio line-up including Kent’s wife Anna on backing vocals,  Steve Daly (Guitar & Mandolin), Dan Eubanks (Upright Bass), Roy Agee (Trombone) and Chris Housman (Fiddle).

The album will be a self-release and available from early next month, though you can pre-order direct from the man himself now.

No Substitute For Handsome

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Kent Goolsby & The Gold Standard

Kent Goolsby ex-frontman of the The Only Sons who released three fine albums, before splitting a couple of years ago, is back with some great new material and has a sophomore release with This Is American Music in the works and set for release later in the year, here’s a taster of what you can look forward too with a double A-side single Hitched / B-Side Blues which was recorded and produced by Glossary’s Joey Kneiser, look out for the video premiere on CMT Edge later this month.

Kent Goolsby & The Gold Standard are:
Kent Goolsby – Guitar & Vocals
Steve Daly – Guitar, Pedal Steel & Vocals
Joey Kneiser – Drums, Percussion & Vocals
Bingham Barnes – Bass

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Video Lounge

A new acoustic track from the The Only Sons and the first in a series of 5 promoting their latest release American Stranger , if you missed out on the Kickstarter project then you can get a copy here.

Kent Eugene Goolsby of The Only Sons singing Temptation from American Stranger, his solo album Wide Eyed Son is still available to download free from here.

Another Kickstarter success story, the wonderful Marissa Nadler has her new album up for pre-order on vinyl and CD here.

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