The Ravenna Colt: Debut Album Ex-MMJ Guitarists New Band

The Ravenna Colt Releases Slight Spell

The Ravenna Colt
After conceiving the project over a decade ago, former My Morning Jacket guitarist Johnny Quaid is finally releasing the dreamlike, southern-flavored debut effort by The Ravenna Colt. The album, titled, Slight Spell, is now available through Removador Recordings and Solutions, the label Quaid recently co-founded with MMJ frontman Jim James.

After six years as a part of MMJ, Louisville, KY native Quaid parted amicably with the band in 2004 and headed off to California. Eventually Quaid headed back east and reacquainting himself with his roots. Fittingly, the music he has written as The Ravenna Colt reflects his style in Americana with a hint of cosmic breeze that emanates from California.

The Ravenna Colt currently includes Phil Carlson, J. Brent Stuart and Daniel T. Mohler as members, but the group has always been a shape-shifting entity with the only constant force being Quaid at the helm. This collective-like quality translates to the music as well, which has beautifully amorphous feel. The songs on Slight Spell have definitive cores, but ones that seem capable of adapting to various musicians and arrangements. Quaid has the soul of a troubadour. One can picture him with nothing but an acoustic guitar strapped to his back, traveling from town to town to share his music and his adventures.

Listen to The Ravenna Colt tracks and get a free download at

The Ravenna Colt Tour Dates:
03/11/10 Thu The Square Room Knoxville, TN
03/12/10 Fri The Earl Atlanta, GA
03/13/10 Sat BottleTree Birmingham, AL
03/26/10 Fri Radio Radio Indianapolis, IN
03/27/10 Sat The Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN

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