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Los Angeles-based Wild Roses will hit the road October 12 for a run of shows throughout the U.S., including dates supporting Riverboat Gamblers and a November 9 Los Angeles gig supporting The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band.

Wild Roses—whose music has been described as Americana, country-rock, alt-rock, or just good old-fashioned rock 'n' roll—features Marc Orrell (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica and accordion), Gavin Caswell (lap steel, slide guitar, electric guitar, mandolin and vocals), Jazz Limbo (bass guitar, songbird) and Evan Breese (drums).

Wild Roses Wild Roses photo by Blaire Laci

Look for Wild Roses to perform songs including "Don't Try This At Home," "Caravan Heartache," "Leave It Alone," "Pine Mountain Heights," and "Somethin' To Eat" (which can also be heard here:

Before forming Wild Roses, Marc spent nearly a decade as a guitarist/multi-instrumentalist for Dropkick Murphys and later played with The Black Pacific (featuring former Pennywise vocalist Jim Lindberg). After a late night of drinking and jamming with lap steel enthusiast (and The Black Pacific bassist) Gavin earlier this year, the idea for Wild Roses bloomed over a discussion about the sounds that they were influenced by and a musical trinity they sometimes referred to as "The three Rs" — the Rolling Stones, Replacements and Ryan Adams.

Once the hangovers had cleared, Marc and Gavin decided they didn't want this to be just another one of those brilliant plans formed in the dawn and forgotten by dusk. They searched Los Angeles to gather more "wild roses" and found them in the form of Evan (drums) and Jazz (bass).

According to Marc, the newly formed caravan of four "pledged an oath to spread their joy with tunes that they hope will leave a trail of spilled drinks, dancing and smiles through tears. Music to help stave off the loneliness and keep the demons at bay…Songs to listen to on that long drive home to your loved one."

Check out Wild Roses on tour in the following cities:

Fri. 10/12Las Vegas, NVBeauty Bar
Sat. 10/13Provo, UTABG's
Sun. 10/14Fort Collins, COSurfside Seven
Mon. 10/15Colorado Springs, COTriple Nickel Tavern
Tue. 10/16New Castle, COWhite River Tavern
Wed. 10/17Rifle, COX Point
Thu. 10/18Lincoln, NEKnickerbockers
Sat. 10/20Hamtramck, MISmalls (with Riverboat Gamblers)
Sun. 10/21Chicago, ILCobra Lounge (with Riverboat Gamblers)
Mon. 10/22Pittsburgh, PASmiling Moose (with Riverboat Gamblers)
Tue. 10/23Muncie, INBe Here Now
Wed. 10/24St. Louis, MOFirebird (with Riverboat Gamblers)
Fri. 11/9Los Angeles, CAThe Mint (with The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band)