It helps that everyone in the East Nashville band Cordovas is a lead singer. Even better when your latest record, That Santa Fe Channel, is produced by Kenneth Pattengale of The Milk Carton Kids who brings a sparseness to the songs that serves to enhance the vocal harmonies. “I’m The One Who Needs You Tonight” is one of the first songs the band played and has been a staple in their sets from the beginning.
Whatever you do, don’t discount Cordovas as just another of those Nashville bands. Sure, they make their home in one of America’s true music hubs, but that is only part of the story here. The new record, That Santa Fe Channel, is part Gram Parsons, part John Hiatt, and heavy on the Sweetheart of the Rodeo era Byrd’s. The Southern harmonies with enough Black Crowes seeping in to make this one a unique Roots Rock listen. The infectious new song and video just released, “Frozen Rose,” has a little bit of everything.