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Rubber Rodeo

Rubber Rodeo was a six-piece unit out of Rhode Island that fused New Wave drum machines and other electronic rhythms with a sincere country-western heart and a “yee-haw!” Indeed, a group that usually had audiences up and dancing in leather and studs had its first local hit with a cover of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene.” The 1981 single featured Trish Milliken on lead vocals, and both she and husband/guitarist Bob Holmes set the course for a group that managed to find wide New England success for its hybrid Nashville sound. A local eponymous 6-song EP on Eat Records in 1982 brought…

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