Dave Malone * Joe Tullos * Kevin Aucoin – The River Road Collective (CD)


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Release Date: 2024

Label: Big Sun Records

Track List

  1. Livin’ In A River Town
  2. Cherry Bounce
  3. Boat Done Broke
  4. Leo & Esmerelda
  5. Loo Z Ann
  6. Old Sister One Time
  7. Room I Like
  8. Lay The Cane Low
  9. Work It
  10. Take That Ride
  11. Goodbye Sweet Night
  12. The Knight Machine



  • Dave Malone – vocals, guitars
  • Joe Tullos – vocals, guitars
  • Kevin Aucoin – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Frank Girard – bass
  • Tommy Malone – vocals, slide guitar on track 5
  • Michael Burkart – keyboards track 7 & 9



The “River Road Collective” project was started in 2016, when Joe Tullos
(singer/songwriter/guitarist-Big Sun) approached Dave Malone (singer/
songwriter/guitarist-The Radiators) and Kevin Aucoin (drummer-Big Sun)
about a musical project that would be comprised of musicians that grew
up in St. John the Baptist Parish, part of the River Parishes of south
Louisiana. The River Parishes have had many ties to legendary musicians.
After the initial meeting, the three, along with another River Parish
transplant, musician Frank Girard (Bass-Exit 209), started recording demos
of songs from both Joe and Dave’s respected catalogs and also
collaborated on other ideas. Tracking began shortly thereafter in Aucoin’s
French Quarter Studio. Other musicians on the project included Tommy
Malone (guitar/vocals-the subdudes) and Michael “Mikey B3” Burkart
(keyboards/vocals-Raw Oyster Cult). These sessions produced 12 tracks
that included the songs “Loo Z Ann” (featuring Dave and Tommy sharing
vocals and guitar parts), Dave’s song “Livin’ In A River Town”, Joe’s song
“Lay The Cane Low” and “Cherry Bounce” co-written by Joe and Dave.
Mixes were then started, but were abruptly stopped because of Covid.
Unfortunately, in the summer of 2020 Joe was diagnosed with Stage IV
pancreatic cancer. The completion of the project was put on hold. Joe
died in November 2020. One year later Frank died unexpectedly. In July of
2023, Dave and Kevin, along with award winning engineer/producer Jack
Miele, resumed mixing the project, which was completed in March of
2024. The album will be released on Big Sun Records on April 23, 2024 on
CD and all digital and streaming platforms, worldwide. !

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