I like the beat, it’s up tempo but almost lazy day quality. It’s that knocking sound! That’s what gives me that “kick-it-about-a-bit” feel, I really liked it. The vocals have me thinking this is what it would sound like if Dylan had done country music instead of folk. There is something about the raspy, rough edge to that voice that works really nicest with the lyrics. I appreciated the story they are telling. I love the guitar work on this track. There are some really shining moments of yummy goodness. It reminds me a lot of the progressive country music that came out in the 70’s with the steel guitar, and fiddle. The drum line is nice and tight. It makes me wanna be able to dance.
I had a great conversation with the band about their upcoming album (set to release in April). This track will be on it, and I’m assured that the changes from the demo to the album version are perfection. Since I really liked this track I’ve already marked my calendar so I can grab it when it releases. I do have some great prog country lists with bands like Eagles, Poco, Marshall Tucker Band and others. I would put this song on one of those lists.
Who They Are:
Originally established as an acoustic duo with roots in traditional country music, founding members Anthony Lucio and Sam Whips Allison started off playing open mics around Texas and New Mexico. From these standards, they set their sights on incorporating their traditional stylings with a full red dirt/southern rock band. With the addition of Bill Payne (drums) and Barrett O’Donnell (bass), paired with a set list ranging from Waylon Jennings to Reverend Horton Heat, mixed in with vetted original tunes, the live shows fall nothing short of a heart-pounding and unforgettable experience. Keep your eyes here for updates on the release of their upcoming EP to be recorded at Frogville Studios in Santa Fe, NM Spring of this year.
The Band is:
Sam Whips Allison – Vocals/Lead Guitar
Anthony Lucio – Vocals/Guitar
Bill Payne – Drums
Barrett O’Donnell – Bass
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