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49 Special
Date of Publication -27 September 2007
Submitted by: kitti
Copyrights: 49 Special
Category: Modern Bands
Country: Portugal
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Hailing from Porto, Portugal, 49 Special is a country / honky tonk band that was formed in June 1998 by the fusion of the now defunct Rockabilly band The Tennessee Boys and two other musicians from the Portuguese rockiní scene. Since then, the band have been working on their self penned material as well as bringing their musical roots influences on country & western tunes. They have played all over Portugal, and in Europe they have already done all the major RockíníRoll and Rockabilly festivals across countries like Spain, France, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, USA and the U.K. and now there are a bunch of invitations flying in from promoters of countries where they have passed through but also interest shown by other promoters in Australia and Japan.

Pedro Serra - Vocals and Rhythm Guitar
Ernesto Morais - Double Bass
Jorge Fortunato - Steel Guitar and Cornet
Mario Morais - Lead Guitar
Nuno Gomes - Drums


Trails of Evil(2006)
Grasshopper Records
This is a 14 original track CD, that varies from Country Rock to Honky Tonk, from pure Country to Rockabilly. The stamp belongs to the Belgium label Grasshopper.
Dark Lonesome Road(2004)
On this 7 track CD the band show all their roots music influences, by giving us an incredible variety of styles. The title track of the CD - "Dark Lonesome Road" appears on an American independent movie called "One Shot" and Gitoís brilliant artwork and creativity have been internationally recognized and awarded.
Corn Breadís Fred Hideaway(2002)
Space Mobile Records
Debut CD. Western swing / country boogie influenced album.

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