Listen: Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers drop catchy new single ‘Flowerin’
Photographer Lance Simpkins
Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers look to unite the world through song, rousing live shows and maybe a little tequila. Known as one the top live acts working in music today, Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers drop their first single Flowerin’, in front of their much-anticipated June 30th album release, “Native Heart.”
This Tempe, Ariz.-based band is no stranger to success, landing seven albums in a row onto the Top 10 Billboard Internet Sales Chart – with hopes that album number eight expands their ever-growing growing and rabid fan base.
Over the past 15 years, Clyne has also ventured into the entrepreneur waters, by creating his line of the top shelf of tequila called Mexican Moonshine – winning spirits awards in San Francisco and garnering an appearance on the Rachel Ray Show. As well, Clyne and the band started the long-running Circus Mexicus Music Festival south of the border in Mexico – fusing their love of connecting cultures through music, booze, and a whole lot of good times at their live shows.
Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers sound has been described as rock & roll meets roadhouse Americana, shaping the sonic soundtrack of the southwestern border towns of the United States and Mexico.
On the new single, Flowerin’, Clyne’s lyrics give hope to our overly political climate and divided cultures that we find ourselves living in these days. Clyne talks about his vision as a songwriter, "The World will not fall apart on my watch! I know how to reconnect, I know where and I know with whom. There is a place unchanging while everything else decays. As ever, the shadows keep on cowering and the flowers keep on flowering. There, find the stillness in the whirlwind. There, find your native heart."
Pre-order Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers new album, "Native Heart," available on iTunes and through the band’s website. Catch the band live this summer, including dates at their famed Circus Mexicus Music Festival June 8-11.