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THE BALLAD OF RAGTIME TEXAS  -   THE TERRAPLANES BLUES BAND

The Brand New Single

Release Date 24th June 2022

"An Extraordinary Blues Band!" – Blues Matters Magazine

​Nick Scrase - Guitar/Vocals ~ Eduardo Allen - Harmonica ~ Tom Turner - Drums ~ Paul Veal - Bass

 Hailing from Bristol UK, The Terraplanes Blues Band have established themselves as a force on the UK blues scene with their brand of authentic, hard hitting R’n’B. In March 2022 they released their debut album “Stepping Stones”. Twelve original tracks full of swagger and style, reminiscent of the British R'n'B boom of the 1960's. Recorded at Foel Studio, Wales and Pirate Studios Bristol, The Terraplanes debut album follows on from their critically acclaimed E.P Midnight Train (released May 2020).

The new single The Ballad Of Ragtime Texas is not the usual fayre from The Terraplanes but rather a melodic country blues rag with an excellent piano accompaniment from the album’s producer Richard Parsons. Singer Nick Scrase can so easily slide between barrelhousing and singing with a pure richness so suited to the blues. His lyrics tell the tale of an old bluesman travelling the highways in America’s deep south during the 1930’s. As always with these guys the ever impressive harmonica solos laid down by Eduardo Allen never fail to hit the spot!

The Terraplanes album was chosen as Pick Of The Month by the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association and hit #4 in the IBBA chart April 2022. The band have just been interviewed by Blues In Britain Magazine which will be available in the June edition. The Terraplanes will also be sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in the world of Blues when they play the HRH Blues Festival which will be held at The O2 Academy, Sheffield. April 2023. A return to the Great British Rock & Blues Festival, Skegness (Jan 2023) has also been confirmed.

Formed in 2013 as a duo, Nick and Eduardo expanded the band to a 4 piece in 2014. The chemistry between the two founding members is the driving force of the band and their reputation as a formidable live act continues to grow. In 2020, under the wing of MAS records, a scheme with patrons like Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, the band gained mentorship and guidance in helping them achieve their goals. The Terraplanes have been on the rise ever since.

Singer Nick Scrase - "We're so proud of what we've achieved so far as a band...there’s plenty more to come!”