Mick Rhodes & The Hard Eight “Paradise City” Released 1/23/16


This sophomore effort from Mick Rhodes and the Hard Eight, “Paradise City,” contains 10 tracks bristling with energy, bounding seamlessly from barroom rockers (“Since You”) to country weepers (“Don’t Remind Me”), back to heartland anthems (“Last Summer”), southern-fried ballads (“The Kind of Love”) and pop rave-ups (“Married Girls”). Reviews have been universally great for this new MR8 record: “this sophomore CD should wake up more people to this creator of music that is both fun and intriguing” – Music Morsels; “Rhodes’ vocals and lyrics have a kind of everyman charm … with heart and sincerity on these smartly arranged, powerfully performed tunes.” – The Daily Vault.