Brooklyn, New York’s The National Reserve release their debut full-length album Motel La Grange (Ramseur Records) today, May 11. TNR was busy this spring with several tour stops that included a jam packed SXSW including Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion after party. Earlier this spring, TNR opened for John Moreland in Asheville, NC. Moreland was hooked and he immediately reached out to his management to arrange more shows with TNR; They will support Moreland on four dates this July.  TNR will also be playing several festivals this summer including Camp Jam in the Pines, FloydFest, XPoNential Music Festival and Bristol R&R Reunion.
For nearly half a decade, The National Reserve has spent its Friday nights lighting it up at a Brooklyn bar, winning over barflies with epic sets and a remarkable breadth of songcraft and showmanship. Now, with their stunning new Ramseur Records debut album, Motel La Grange, the band has crafted a rich and raucous collection that instantly places them among Americana’s finest – its force, directness, and performance not unlike some lost recording unearthed from the golden age of 70s rock ‘n’ roll.
Founded and fronted by singer-guitarist Sean Walsh, The National Reserve mine an archetypal musical seam, marrying gutbucket R&B, Laurel Canyon lyricism, New Orleans funk workouts, late night soul, and boozy rock ‘n’ roll to create their own timeless brand of American music. Songs like “Found Me A Woman” and the indelible title track reveal a gifted new tunesmith while masterfully reminding one and all of the simple beauty of a great American bar band – two guitars, organ, bass and drums rocking out in the corner, singing their songs to soundtrack the night. The National Reserve is now planning to bring all the fun and fire of their fervent Friday night sets to the rest of the world, eager to pack as many folks into their late night scene as possible.
Motel La Grange Track Listing:
No More
Big Bright Light
Found Me a Woman
Don’t Be Unkind
Other Side of Love
Standing on the Corner
New Love
Motel La Grange
I’ll Go Blond
Roll On Babe
5.11.18 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool
5.18.18 – Burlington, VT – Artsriot
5.19.18 – Hammonton, NJ – Camp Jam in the Pines
6.8.18 – Washington D.C. – Hill Country Live
6.9.18 – Wilmington, DE – Bromberg’s Big Noise Festival
7.6.18 – Nescopeck, PA – Briggs Farm Blues Festival
7.7.18 – Nescopeck, PA – Briggs Farm Blues Festival
7.13.18 – Athens, NY – Stewart House
7.15.18 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater supporting John Moreland
7.18.18 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes supporting John Moreland
7.19.18 – Richmond, VA – Broadberry supporting John Moreland
7.20.18 – Music in the Mill – Hickory, NC supporting John Moreland
7.25.18 – Floyd, VA – FLOYDFEST
7.26.18 – Floyd, VA – FLOYDFEST
7.27.18 – Camden, NJ – Xponential Music Festival
8.4.18 – Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest
8.5.18 – Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest
8.9.18 – Roanoke, VA – Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill
8.10.18 – Durham, NC – The Bullpen
8.15.18 – Haddon Heights, NJ – Sundown Music Series
9.20.18 – Charlotte, NC – Whitewater Center
9.21.18 – Bristol, TN – Bristol R&R Reunion
9.22.18 – Bristol, TN – Bristol R&R Reunion