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Ronnie Fauss is an alternative-country singer-songwriter from Dallas, Texas known for crafting songs that hold true to the grittiness and resolve of the Texas troubadour tradition. His debut full-length "I Am The Man You Know I'm Not" was released in 2012 on Normaltown Records, an imprint of New West Records (Steve Earle, Old 97s, Drive By Truckers) and received high praise from the New York Times ("songs as catchy as the titles are memorable") and Vanity Fair ("the dream of every lover of americana: a cross between Steve Earle and Gram Parsons"), among others. Texas Music Magazine called it "one of the best albums of the year" and Lone Star Music said Fauss "merits a spot on any shortlist of rising troubadours worth paying serious attention to".

Fauss' sophomore album, "Built to Break" (due Nov 4), features 11 no-nonsense americana tunes, including a duet with Rhett Miller of the Old 97s ("18 Wheels") and 1 cover (Phosphorescent's "Song For Zula"). Stream Fauss' version of "Song for Zula" here: www.http://www.texasmonthly.com/daily-post/exclusive-song-premiere-ronnie-fauss-does-song-zula

This exclusive NoiseTrade sampler includes 1 track from the new album ("18 Wheels", a duet with Old 97s frontman Rhett Miller) and 5 tracks from "I Am The Man You Know I'm Not".