The Oak Creek Band ‘XI’


The Oak Creek Band


All Day Dreamer Records

3.5 out of 5 stars

The band name makes it sound like The Oak Creek Band should be on bluegrass festival lineups, but the fact of the matter is that the now-Nashville-based band, which just recently transplanted from Denver, is straight-up indie pop, rock and soul. Their debut full-length, XI, is being officially released this month in its physical form, but the band has been rolling out singles online since early September. The band cleverly decided to release a single from the album every Monday for 11 full weeks. Guitarist/vocalist Jenna Watters’ singing is solid and her husband and fellow guitarist/vocalist Daniel Watters delivers as well, particularly on the horn-section heavy “Same Old Story.” The diversity that each Watters brings allows the album to zig and zag between bouncy, summery tunes like “Sideways” to the Americana-ish style of “Fickle.”

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