The Congress Releases Second LP 'The Game' on American Paradox, U.S. Fall Tour

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Four-piece Americana, alt-country/folk band The Congress releases second full-length album entitled "The Game" via the American Paradox record label.

Four-piece Americana, alt-country/folk band The Congress releases their second full-length album entitled "The Game" via the American Paradox record label today. Thus far, the band has received praise for their new nine-song album from notable outlets including The Huffington Post, Relix Magazine, Glide Magazine, The Bluegrass Situation, Indie Shuffle and more.

“This is an album that has, in some way, shape, or form, been brewing for years,” says guitarist and vocalist Scott Lane. “A year to write it. A day here and a day there in between all of our travel — over the course of at least a year — to track it. To finally get this out there and let everyone hear it is such a release to us, and serves to both pay respect to that time period, and to signify a new chapter for The Congress. We look forward to seeing everyone out there on the road!”

The new chapter includes the band’s relocation from Denver to their original hometown of Richmond, Virginia as well as drummer Raphael Katchinoff, who recently joined the band replacing outgoing member Mark Levy — who, before exiting, recorded the new album along with bassist Jonathan Meadows and keyboardist Chris Speasmaker. The foursome held sessions at Macy Sound Studios in Denver for the recording of "The Game," with additional tracking done in Richmond at Montrose Studio with engineer Adrian Olsen.

The self-produced LP follows their 2014 debut LP "Whatever You Want." "The Game" is now available to purchase via iTunes ( and through the label's website ( It can be streamed in its entirety via JamBase:

The Congress recently completed tours with high profile artists like Lake Street Dive, the Tedeschi-Trucks Band, and Hard Working Americans. They’ll continue to bring their dynamic mix of riveting rock ‘n’ roll, old school soul, classic country, and searing psychedelia throughout the US in the coming months, including a hometown show on September 22 at The Broadberry in Richmond, a West Coast Run in October, and Halloween at The Orange Peel in Asheville, North Carolina alongside The Motet. The band will also tour throughout Spain in November.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
09.08 Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
09.09 Newport News, VA @ Tradition Brewing Co.
09.16 Rock Camp, WV @ Pink Moon Festival
09.17 Roanoke, VA @ Martin’s Downtown
09.22 Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
09.23 Washington, DC @ Hill Country
09.27 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
10.07 Birkenfeld, OR @ The Birk
10.08 Portland, OR @ McMenamin’s White Eagle Saloon
10.09 Seattle, WA @ The Sunset Tavern
10.11 Arcata, CA @ Humbrews
10.12 San Francisco, CA @ Biscuits & Blues
10.13 San Diego, CA @ Winston’s
10.14 Las Vegas, NV @ Topgolf Las Vegas
10.15 Los Angeles, CA @ The Hotel Cafe
10.16 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
10.22 Nellysford, VA @ Bold Rock Hard Cider Fall Foliage Festival
10.31 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel*
11.01 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle*
*with The Motet

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