4th of July: UAE’s American Country Band, Down Home, Release Track on US Independence Day
Down Home, an American country band based in the UAE, released their first original single: Country Rich, Dubai Poor on 4th of July, US Independence Day
Down Home is a UAE-based American country band which aims to bring Americana sound to the Middle Eastern region. Mike Ulanski and Adam Showalter are the duo behind this band. They hail from the United States and have been living as expats in the UAE for 7 years. They create country versions of pop-hits and songs by music legends like Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and Merle Haggard. Calling themselves “the UAE’s number one country duo (by default)”, they have amassed an underground following and performed at different venues across the UAE, including Formula 1, Mother of the Nation Festival, JBR Street Beats and Taste of Abu Dhabi Festival.
On the 4th of July, Independence Day in the United States, the duo have released an original single - 'Country Rich, Dubai Poor' - inspired by their life in the emirate. This single will be available on Spotify, Apple Music and the band’s official website.
“There is plenty of music about Dubai but it’s all about the yacht parties and shining skyscrapers. Those things are great, don’t get us wrong, but we wanted to write something that speaks to folks like us - people that have come to Dubai to work hard and make their lives a bit better,” Ulanski shared via a press release.
Clad in cowboy boots and hats, the duo is called “Down Homies” by their fans and aims to deliver the most authentic country experience in Dubai. Showalter says the act is completely genuine as he is from a tiny rural town in Missouri, and Mike’s home is just a few miles from the Kentucky border. The two grew up with country music in their lives and want to offer Dubai a taste of their home while bringing a smile to people’s faces as “This can be such a serious city, and we think it’s important to have a little fun.”
Watch the music video for 'Country Rich, Dubai Poor' here: