SIMPSONVILLE, SC – Grass-roots rocker Rick Monroe, brings his brand of country music within the grooves of his most fully realized album to date, Smoke Out the Window, today via Thermal Entertainment. The album is available now everywhere: https://thermalent.com/rick-monroe-smoke-out-the-window.
At the heart of it, these 11 tracks of Smoke are the literal extension of Monroe’s stage presence, now properly unleashed in the studio environment, with the resulting music having forged a category all its own. “I know we’re not up-the-gut mainstream country by any means — and I don’t even know what mainstream country even is anymore,” Monroe confesses. “I also know we’re not super-heavy rock either, so I’d like to call what we do blue-jean country rock. Fashions come and go, but blue jeans are a timeless statement that never fades — and that’s what I want my music to be.”