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For Immediate Release
December 21, 2010

 

Emmy Nominee Jon Lindstrom and Band
The High Lonesome Release New CD to Rave Reviews
Contains re-mastered songs from band’s first album with two new tracks & dropped December 17

 

(LOS ANGELES, CA) December 21, 2010 – Jon Lindstrom, best known for his work in daytime television, (as Craig Montgomery on As the World Turns, for which he received a 2010 Emmy Lead Actor nomination, and as Kevin Collins/Ryan Chamberlain in General Hospital), returns to the music scene with his band The High Lonesome and their new CD release, “Collector’s Album 1995-2010.

In a nod to years past, the album offers a mix of new and newly re-mastered tunes from The High Lonesome’s first album “Feel Free to Do So” which was described by Billboard Magazine’s Larry Flick as a "blend of alterna-country/blues and rootsy pop/rock" and called the single “True Believer” a “Bouncy, roots-rockin’ ditty [that] seems custom-made for cranking at peak volume while cruisin’ down the highway with your best buddies.”

The High Lonesome is made up of five actors and performers who were either involved in the improv group “Thin Ice” with the band’s guitarist, songwriter and lead vocalist, Larry “Dex” Poindexter, or crossed artistic paths and joined the band back in the early 1990’s.  The other members are Gary “Gig” Grantham (vocals, guitar, hand percussion), Jeb Brown (bass, vocals) and Phil Ward (lead vocals, songwriter), with Lindstrom on drums.  All of the members are working and successful in their “other” chosen careers as actors, writers/producers/directors and business owners, but were enthused about the prospect of reuniting.  The band describes their sound as Alt-Country/Americana.

Speaking of the band’s reunion, Lindstrom said, “’It was like taking a stroll back and a big step forward at the same time. To be working together again as a band, to collectively sculpt Dex’s inspired songwriting into The High Lonesome “sound” is one of the most satisfying creative experiences I’ve had in years.”

“The Collectors’ Album 1995-2010” can be downloaded at the following online retailers:
iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-high-lonesome/id410971987),

Amazon MP3 (http://tinyurl.com/2dw3gdo) and

DigStation.com (http://www.digstation.com/AlbumDetails.aspx?albumID=ALB000063926);

It may be streamed at Napster (http://tinyurl.com/24zqpry). 

Hard copy CDs may be purchased through CDBaby (https://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/TheHighLonesome) which also offers download service.

**Jon Lindstrom and the rest of the band are available for interviews or quotes, and copies of the CD are available for review upon request.**

OTHER LINKS:        
The Band Website
:   www.thehighlonesomeonline.com
Facebook Fan Page: www.facebook.com/thehighlonesome
High Lonesome’s “Feel Free To Do So” Reviews: http://tinyurl.com/35tckoa

ABOUT JON LINDSTROM (Drummer)
Jon Lindstrom -  is a director, writer, producer, musician and 2010 Emmy nominated actor who steamed up the set of As the World Turns as the handsome, quasi-villain, Craig Montgomery - a character everyone loved to hate. When he isn't on-camera, Jon is writing and developing new projects. He recently starred in the feature film “You Can’t Have It All” alongside Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me, Pushing Daisies). He's the co-writer and executive producer of the feature film, “The Hard Easy” with Vera Farmiga, David Boreanaz, Bruce Dern & Peter Weller. His multiple film & television projects can be seen by visiting his IMDB.com profile.

ABOUT JEB BROWN (Bass, Vocals)
Jeb Brown
appears regularly on Broadway – and is preparing to open in Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark (Julie Taymor creator/director and Bono, The Edge musical score)He lives in Brooklyn Heights with his wife Elyse Cheney (a literary agent) and their daughter Eleanor.

ABOUT GARY “GIG” GRANTHAM (Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Hand Percussion)
Among a variety of projects, Gary “Gig” Grantham spends most of his musical time with the brilliant Eagles tribute band The Long Run (www.thelongrun.net). He is a member of the improv company, Comedy Sportz Los Angeles, along with the High Lonesome’s Phil Ward.  Also a small business owner and inventor, Gig and his sweetheart Kiera live with a host of various animals (at last count, eleven) in North Hollywood, CA.

ABOUT LARRY “DEX” POINDEXTER (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Songwriter)
Larry “Dex” Poindexter
is married with twin boys.  He resides in Los Angeles with his family, where he continues to produce theatre, write and act  (look for him as Rick Berger, RJ’s hard-luck dad on the hit MTV sit-com, “The Hard Times of RJ Berger,” and for his recurring role in season four of Californication).  His musical, The Devil You Know opens in New York City in the Spring of 2011.

ABOUT PHIL WARD (Keyboards, Vocals)
Phil Ward
continues to write and play his eclectic, humorous folk music throughout the United States (www.philwardmusic.com). He serves as the Los Angeles Area Director of the National Theatre for Children, and is an actor-director-musician-administrator working with both the Theatre of NOTE and ComedySportz Theatre in Hollywood, CA. Phil resides in Hollywood with his wife Sylvie, an actor-singer-voice artist.

ABOUT THE HIGH LONESOME
The High Lonesome
is made up of five actors and performers which formed in the early 1990’s after meeting through the improv group “Thin Ice,” or crossing paths in some way with the band’s guitarist, songwriter and lead vocalist, Larry “Dex” Poindexter. The other members are Gary “Gig” Grantham (vocals, guitar, hand percussion), Jeb Brown (bass, vocals) and Phil Ward (lead vocals, songwriter), with Jon Lindstrom on drums.  All of the members are working and successful in their “other” chosen careers as actors, writers/producers/directors and business owners in the entertainment industry.

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