The Last Call
Driving,guitar-led alt-country, albeit with a harder edge than straight Americana. Songs about pubs, cemeteries, ghosts,highways, sunsets, dark nights, deserts, blood, hope, drinking, remembering, traveling, giving up, starting again. "The Last Call" from Lowlands has songs about pubs and cemeteries, ghosts, highways, sunsets, dark nights, skies, deserts, cities at night, blood, hope, pints, bleeding, screaming, laughing, crying, drinking, throwing up, hoping, remembering, travelling, giving up, starting again ... tales of lost love and redemption.
Lost somewhere in between the Classic (Dylan, Pogues, Waits), and the more roots inclined side of indie rock (from Steve Wynn and Westerberg to Whiskeytown) from Pavia, Italy, led by British born singer songwriter, Edward Abbiati, Lowlands emerge with a unique sound and a distinctly personal take on Roots Rock.
With Special guest appearances from Richard Hunter - One of the world's most prominent and innovative harmonica Virtuoso (whose many credits include 2 solo albums and the soundtrack to John Sayles' "City of Hope") who states 'Some of my best stuff on record', Mike 'Slo Mo' Brenner (Marah, Magnolia Electric Co., John Train) on Lap & Pedal Steel, James Cruickshank (Cruel Sea) piano and the magnificent Chris Cacavas (Green On Red, Steve Wynn) on Keyboards on "Friday Night". Australian Rocker Nick Barker (Reptiles) duets with Ed Abbiati on the rousing rocker "In The End".
Since itâ€™s release in April 2008, every single track off â€œThe Last Callâ€ has been broadcast in various radio stations (AM, FM and Internet radios) everywhere from San Francisco to Brisbane.
Lowlands have been featured on some of the most prominent syndicated alt.country, Americana, roots music shows like â€œMillerâ€™s Timeâ€, â€œAmericanaOKâ€ & â€œThe Comfort Zoneâ€.
Mixes by Edan Cohen, David Henry, Rod Picott and Chris Cacavas. Mastered in Nashville by Jim Demain & Alex McCollough
Current Line Up: Edward Abbiati: Voice & Guitars, Simone Fratti: Bass, Phil Ariens: Drums, Chiara Giacobbe: Violin, Rob Diana & Francesco Verrastro: Guitars, Ste Brandinali: Piano & whenever possible Stefano Speroni: acoustic guitar
â€œEdward Abbiati shows that he is a songwriter of exceptional talent. â€˜The Last Callâ€™ is an extremely good debut album by a band who on this showing could have a very bright futureâ€ Steve Wills -Americana Uk (UK)
â€œDrawing on the sublime aspects of Nebraska-era Springsteen, and the country-dabblings of Green On Redâ€¦Itâ€™s a Cracker!â€ Jeff Weiss â€“ Miles of Music (USA)
â€œOne of the best Roots Albums of 2008 - 7,5/10â€ Fabio Cerbone â€“ Rootshighway.it / Euro Americana Chart
â€œAn album of unusual braveryâ€ Ben Lazar â€“ 10th Avenue Music (USA)
â€œRecorded with real passion and commitmentâ€ Tom Fahey â€“ AmericanaOK (UK)
â€œDriving, guitar-led alt-country, albeit with a harder edge than straight Americana (â€¦)sparsely desolate (...) minor masterpieces in small-town atmospherics (...) emotionally-convincing (â€¦) As a debut offering, â€˜The Last Callâ€™ has a lot to commend itâ€ David Kidman â€“ NetRhythms (UK)
â€œLowlands have a strong personality and â€˜The Last Callâ€™ is an enjoyable listen throughout. Despite running over 50 minutes, there is never a dull moment - *** â€ Paolo CarÃ¹ â€“ Buscadero Magazine (Italy)
â€œDon't lisen to this album if you are depressed - **** â€ Maverick Magazine (UK)
â€œCrazy beautiful record!â€ Chris Cacavas (Green On Red)