Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers release new album ‘After the Flames’

The songwriters and producers of roots rock and alt-country known as Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers have released their latest official album, “After the Flames.” The album contains 10 original Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers tracks for an approximate total listening time of 40 mins. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Blending equal parts bluegrass, country-western and rock ‘n’ roll, “After the Flames” showcases Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers as one of the most intriguing roots-rock artists of the year so far and promises that we can expect plenty more in the years to come.

Ottawa, Illinois’ Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers cite as main artistic influences Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, Patti Smith, David Bowie, Widespread Panic, Gillian Welch, Jason Isbell, and The Decemberists. Katie Belle’s own sound takes elements from each of these and adds plenty of genuine Americana for a result roots-rock, folk-rock and country music fans alike will appreciate. With an emphasis on western strings, narrative themes and clarion vocal performances, “After the Flames” by Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers has a little something for every avid music aficionado.

Commenting on the overall meaning of “After the Flames,” Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers says, “’After the Flames’ evokes the friendship of a diverse group of people who came together to make music purely for love of it. Our ages span nearly 3 generations and our musical influences range from old-time country to metal and everything in between. Lush harmonies, haunting melodies and driving rhythms provide a rich backdrop for a cast of finely drawn characters pulled from history, mythology, imagination and experience.”

After the Flames” is the first major release from Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers since their popular 2016 EP, “Caged Hummingbird.”

Asked to describe their start in music, the Belle Rangers write, “Katie Belle got her start in the Chicago insurgent country scene. Upon moving to Ottawa, IL. she formed a band with husband ‘Duffelbag’ Joe Trupiano (Mustache), Tyler Terrones and John Nicoli (Liquid Blues Project) and Dick Verrucchi (Buckacre).”

The current official bio of Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers reads: “Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers is a roots-rock band shaped by earthy tones and riveting tales. From whiskey-soaked tragedies to country-metal ghost stories, their music exhibits a unique display of depth, precision, and showmanship. Acoustic and electric guitars intertwine with banjo, electric bass, and drums to form the foundation. Tight three-part vocal harmonies glide over the top, completing the sound. Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers are as inventive as they are timeless. Their sound will fill the smallest of rooms, and the biggest of stages.”

After the Flames” by Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, roots rock fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer


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