EARLY WORD: When The Leevee Breaks


THE KEY: For the longest while, there was a definite refrain you’d hear about heavy roots crew Levee Drivers. “Oh man, that band is awesome, you’ve gotta hear their song ‘Tennessee Girl.’” The Philly via Bucks County group’s signature tune from its 2008 self-titled debut is, make no mistake, a rager. It’s a blistering, burning railroad anthem chugging along like Johnny Cash through a distortion pedal. But for the longest time, that EP was the only recorded music the band had, and the Levees were being defined by a five-year-old song – even though catching any of their raucous live sets locally and on tour showed that songwriter and frontman August John Lutz III has many, many more compositions in his notebook. This winter, the Levees released their first new EP since their debut, Live at East Coast Recording. MORE