It's About Dam Time
With firm roots in traditional country music, the Marshall Ford Swing Band found more than inspiration when studying under Texas fiddle legend, Johnny Gimble. Namely, they met Emily Ann Gimble, Johnny's granddaughter, who quickly became the band's co-lead singer and pianist, while also pushing them deep into the wonderful world of Western Swing. Interestingly enough, "Marshall Ford" isn't a man or the next American motorcar. To these folks, young in years but expansive in their knowledge of a lost art form and from where it came, "Marshall Ford" brings back nostalgia of simpler times, where, at the Marshall Ford Dam (now the Mansfield Dam), men were men, women danced and Western Swing ruled the hills of Texas. February 2010 will see Emily Ann Gimble, Greg Harkins (guitar, vocals), Jeremy Wheeless (guitar), James Gwyn (drums) and Kristopher Wade (upright bass) release their debut album, It's About Dam Time, an enchanting mix of old-time swing tunes and country- and jazz-infused originals that evoke the spirit of a distant past and showcase the talent and passion of these young musicians.