From the opening line of Rambler you know you’re in good hands. The first single from Melbourne country band Small Town Romance was penned by Jim Arneman after a spell hitching rides with truckies across the Territory. With more than a little help from Jamie Argent-Jones’ masterful telecaster, and with a hint of Cajun thrown in by Flora Smith’s accordion, on first listen to Rambler you’ll swear you’re in the deep south, but listen closer and you’ll realise that this song could never have been written anywhere else.
To celebrate the release of their first single, Small Town Romance are launching a limited release 7-inch over two Sundays at The Yarra hotel.
The B-side of the 7-inch features a country heartbreak ballad by Gary Stewart re-imagined by Jim and Flora as a classic country duet worthy of Conway and Loretta.
They will be joined at these shows by two of Melbourne’s finest singer songwriters, Brooke Russell and Jed Rowe.