The Holy Gamblers are a Toronto-based Honky Tonk band who are set to release their debut EP, Back Out On The Strip, on July 1, 2022 based on songs they’ve been performing. The four-track project includes Rockers “Canada Song” and “Sometimes I Drink” and Country “serenades”, “Lonely Roller” and “Bring It Home”.
On Back Out On The Strip, the band says:
Almost two years of effort went into this release. Trying out these songs in barrooms, breweries and backrooms—the songs are what people responded to the most and we’re happy with how they turned out.
The group, which is influenced by a mix of artists and genres ranging from Willie Nelson and Hank Williams Jr., to So-Cal groups like The Flying Burrito Brothers and the Eagles, as well as the Rock instrumentation of The Rolling Stones, had to deal with the Covid pandemic shortly after forming, derailing any plans to practice and perform.
But that down time did allow them to refine their sound and discover their direction more firmly as well as evolve their songwriting. Their first two singles were largely recorded in pieces, shared remotely, and assembled at a distance, demonstrating the group’s ability to continue collaborating in spite of the circumstances.