Written and performed by Rob Lamothe (Riverdogs), James Harper (Fighting Friday) and Zander Lamothe (Logan Staats Band), Cross Country Driver's "The New Truth" is an old-school-rock rollercoaster of an album.
This gutsy generation-and-continent-spanning musical adventure features inspired performances by friends like Mike Mangini (Dream Theater), Greg Chaisson (Badlands), dUg Pinnick (Kings X), Rhonda Smith (Jeff Beck), Jimmy Wallace (The Wallflowers), KFigg (Extreme) and more…
Two-and-a-half years in the making, “The New Truth” was mixed by Grammy winner Nick Brophy.
Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard) joined in on guitar and vocals on a track and said it best, “Lush, rich, deep and spirited. No one makes records like this anymore. Bravo!”
Rob Lamothe has shared stages with everyone from Guns 'n' Roses to members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He has toured throughout Europe close to 30 times now. Riverdogs, Rob’s Los Angeles-based rock band, reached global cult status 3 decades ago and found a new generation of listeners after signing with Frontiers a couple years ago. The resulting album, “California”, was released to world-wide critical acclaim.
The Toronto Star says “Rob Lamothe is a mercurial artist who slides effortlessly from rustic roots music to full-blown rock". Exclaim Magazine said, “Rob has skills that most songwriters dream of possessing". Rob’s songs have appeared on the Billboard Charts in the US., in award-winning films and on hit T.V. shows all over the world… and he sings like someone who has lived ferociously. Rolling Stone Europe Magazine says that Rob has an "out of this world soulful voice".
James Harper has been a mainstay in the New England music scene for over 20 years and is known for his high energy performances and chameleon like ability to play and write in any style. He has performed thousands of shows with one of Boston’s best bands, Fighting Friday, and has written and released countless songs with Fighting Friday, Funk Piranha, The Funeral Puppets, and many others.