15th February 2018

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Wilkes Journal-Patriot (North Wilkesboro, NC) – Josh Day performs here before going on tour with John Oates

16th January 2018

Josh Day has played to packed-out venues all over the world, but the drummer says there’s nothing that compares to coming back to his hometown of North Wilkesboro.

“It’s always incredible to play in Wilkes,” said Day. “It’s the best thing I can do. Playing back home—and I say it every time—it feels like a big hug! That’s what it’s all about.”

Twangville – Readers’ Pick: Best Album of 2017

8th December 2017

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Mother Church Pew – Live Show Review: The Contenders

7th December 2017

“Part listening room, part laid-back, boozy music club, Nashville’s The Basement was the perfect place for me to get to know The Contenders. Featuring two seasoned vets of the music scene–Jay Nash on guitar and Josh Day on drums–the Americana-Folk duo shared a slate of lyrical tales that can only come from the perspective of a traveler’s eye and minds open to the wonder of the people around them.”

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Innocent Words Presents IW10 with Jay Nash and Josh Day of The Contenders

1st December 2017

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The Bluegrass Situation: WATCH: The Contenders, “Save A Place At The Table” [PREMIERE]

20th November 2017

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Turnstyled Junkpiled: The Contenders’s Laughing With The Reckless [REVIEW]

17th November 2017

“With beautiful vocal harmonies and musical arrangements spanning the full, electric Folk range of Americana, the Contenders deliver a musical knock-out punch on their full-length debut.”

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Sun Herald: ‘Laughing with the Reckless,’ The Contenders (Rock Ridge Music,☆☆☆☆) [REVIEW]

“Broad-minded Americana fans will dig this album.”

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DittyTV | Americana Weekly

13th November 2017

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Independent Clauses: Premiere: The Contenders’ “Not Enough” Video

7th November 2017

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Emerging Indie Bands: The Contenders – Save A Place At The Table

“Merging Americana, country and protest folk in to the saucepan The Contenders are able to create music which has a wistful, though ultimately optimistic visage, that is highlighted by vocal harmonies and intricate, low-key, instrumentation, giving the sense of a timeless durability.”

Read More Singled Out: The Contenders’ The Flood

3rd November 2017

The Contenders released their brand new album “Laughing with the Reckless” today and to celebrate we asked Jay Nash and Josh Day to tell us about the song “The Flood”

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AXS: Great songwriting drives ‘Laughing with the Reckless’ by The Contenders

“If you are a fan of quality songwriting, this is an album you should explore.”

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Americana Music Association

Maximum Ink

2nd November 2017

Classic country craftsmen, THE CONTENDERS’ galloping, “Laughing with the Reckless,” throw caution to Southwestern winds with swinging, well-picked pleasures…”

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A Soulful Sound: Americana Duo The Contenders Debut Album Tomorrow

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