Reviewed by Harry Kaplan
I don’t like dancing. I feel stupid and contagious when I dance. But this album makes me want to dance. I don’t even care if I look like a fool. The other thing this album makes me want to do is drink. So if I drink enough, I can dance without giving a shit. If all country music was like this, the world would be a better place. Nothing earth shattering or ground breaking here. Just good old fashioned solid music that makes me feel good. And there is nothing wrong with that. The songs are well written and executed.
This is country party music for me. When I hear the pedal steel, I start shaking my head. There is a lot of pedal steel on this album so I look like a bit of a bobble head. But you can’t see it since you are only reading. All the big country themes are represented and represented well. You like drinking songs, you got Reason I’m Drinking (Track 2) and Bar Time (Track 5). Are you a fan of breakup songs? How about Only Here Long Enough To Leave (Track 4) and Don’t Quit Your Day Man (Track 10). Maybe you are a fan of nice love songs. Well, that is covered as well with Holding Out (Track 9) and Please Be My Love (Track 11).
Other reviews have described this band as disciples of Waylon, George, Merle, Buck, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and even The Louvin Brothers. I concur wholeheartedly. If you think those performers are the cat’s meow, then this is right up your alley. You can listen to prior releases at their Bandcamp site here and buy the new album when it drops on August 19th. Well, I have to go now, I am listening to Till The Daylight Comes and I can’t be bothered.