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Ingram Hill

Contrary to what some might assume, Ingram Hill is not of the name of a solo artist but rather, a band; no one in Ingram Hill is actually named Ingram Hill (just like there was never a musician named Lynyrd Skynyrd or Jethro Tull -- at least not in either of those well-known '70s bands). Like Cracker, Train, and Tonic, Ingram Hill has an earthy, unpretentious approach that is relevant to both alternative pop/rock and roots rock. The Memphis-based foursome aren't an exact replica of classic rockers from the '60s and '70s -- their work is, by '90s and early-2000s standards, more modern -- but they do have a certain down-home rootsiness that has gone over well in Southern rock circles. That isn't to say that their sound is stereotypically southern in the way that Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet, the Outlaws, the Marshall Tucker Band, and Black Oak Arkansas were stereotypically southern back in the '70s; Ingram Hill doesn't get into hell-raisin' good ol' boy stereotypes, and their lyrics tend to be reflective, introspective, and thoughtful. Ingram Hill brings a long list of influences to their work -- a list that ranges from Tonic, Cracker, Blues Traveler, and the Gin Blossoms to the Black Crowes (a frequent comparison), Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, the Rolling Stones, and John Cougar Mellencamp. Ingram Hill was formed during the summer of 2000, when Justin Moore (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Phil Bogard (lead guitar) joined forces with two other musicians they knew from the University of Memphis, Shea Sowell (bass, background vocals) and Matt Chambless (drums). Before Ingram Hill, Moore and Bogard had played together in a Memphis band called the Bamboozlers (who were together from 1997-2000 and put out a CD titled Shopping for Stuart). In 2001 and 2002, Ingram Hill toured the Deep South extensively, and developed a small but enthusiastic regional following in that part of the United States. Their first release came in 2002, when they put out their debut EP, Until Now, on their own label, Traveler Records. Five of the disc's eight tracks were produced by Tonic singer Emerson Hart, and Until Now sold around 10,000 copies. Then, in 2003, the Memphis residents released their first full-length album, June's Picture Show, on Traveler; the CD was produced by Rick Beato, who had worked with Billionaire, the Tender Idols, Flickerstick, and singer/songwriter Michelle Malone, among others. June's Picture Show had only been out a few weeks when Ingram Hill signed with Hollywood Records, which re-released the album in February 2004. Cold in California followed from Hollywood in 2007. The album reflected a shakeup in personnel, with Sowell leaving; he was replaced by Zach Kirk in 2008. After releasing the Unplugged EP that year, Ingram Hill left their major label association. In 2010, the band signed with Rock Ridge Music for their next album Look Your Best. Although Chambless appeared on the disc, he had departed by the time it was released on September 28, 2010, and the group was reduced to a trio consisting of Moore, Bogard, and Kirk. ~ Alex Henderson
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  1.   Song
  2.   Stuck At the Bottom
  3.   Who Needs a Sunny Day
  4.   More Than a Feeling
  5.   What You Want
  6.   '39
  7.   Magnolia Me
  8.   Cold in California
  9.   I Hear Goodnight
  10.   Lady Grey
  11.   Never Be the Same
  12.   Wish You'd Stay
  13.   Miss Kennedy
  14.   What If I'm Right
  15.   Broken Hearted In Birmingham
  16.   Those Three Words
  17.   The Hardest Part
  18.   Love Is Just a Word
  19.   Solsbury Hill
  20.   I Won't Be Your Lover
  21.   Santa Claus Is Back in Town
  22.   Mainline Train
  23.   The Day Your Luck Runs Out
  24.   Almost Perfect
  25.   From Afar
  26.   Oh My
  27.   Hey Girl
  28.   Broken Lover
  29.   As Long as I'm with You
  30.   Firefly Ride
  31.   Something to Cry To
  32.   She Wants to Be Alone
  33.   Four Letter Word
  34.   Will I Ever Make It Home
  35.   Hangin' Around Again
  36.   On My Way
  37.   Maybe It's Me
  38.   Chicago
  39.   Troubled Mercy
  40.   Why Don't You
  41.   Good Ol' Dixie
  42.   Saturday Girl
  43.   Million Miles Away
  44.   Finish What We Started
  45.   Waste It All On You
  46.   Ready for the Sun
  47.   Yellow House
  48.   Impossible
  49.   Come Around
  50.   Behind My Guitar
  51.   Why the Wait
  52.   To Your Grave
  53.   Call It My Way
  54.   Burn out Your Flame
  55.   L.A. Crazy
  56.   The Captain
  57.   Slippin' Out
  58.   Brother's Keeper
  59.   The Timing
  60.   Your Smiling Face
  61.   Lady Gray

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