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Blackjack Billy Shares Party Vibe with EP “Show Out”

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If you like bands like The Cadillac Three, then you’ll dig Blackjack Billy and their new EP “Show Out.”

The country rock band has been successful in Canada and is excited to start making waves in the States. Their current single “How to Get the Girl” features Canadian label-mate Madeline Merlo. Producer and band member Jeff Coplan shared why they chose Madeline to collaborate with on the song:

“We really wanted to get a female perspective… Poor Noll [lead singer], when he heard her vocal on it he wanted to go back and re-record his!”

So what does the EP’s title “Show Out” mean to the band? Coplan says:

“Show up to some place, dressed up to the nines, cause a scene, have a good time, make some noise… that’s the way we treat every day… live life to the fullest.”

You’ll hear the band’s influences throughout the album, including Brothers Osborne, AWOLNATION, and Randy Houser. The EP is a southern rock non-stop party fit for a road trip or day on the lake. Guitarist Coplan brought a unique perspective to the creation of the album:

“It’s very challenging to be the producer and the artist at the same time ‘cause you don’t really have that outside perspective… When do you take the painting away from the child?”

The guys are continuing to focus on writing and recording as they lighten their tour schedule this summer. They’d been hitting the road hard for the past three years and are slowing down to make time for creating new music and U.S. radio promotion opportunities.

They’re also working with their American record label on a single for the States and plan to release additional music before the end of this year.

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