Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Rest of Our Days
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
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Another great Memphis band.
Chris Chatfield | Memphis | 12/06/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, this album should not be listed in the Country section. Secondly, this album should be listed when speaking of the best roots rock albums released in the last few years. Since there are no songs to listen to yet, my best discription of this band is a mix of Blue Mountain, Anodyne era Uncle Tupelo, and a touch of Allman Brothers (with Warren Haynes). The songwriting is very strong, unlike many of the new "americana" bands coming out these days. I can not urge you strongly enough to give this album a listen- you will not be disapointed."
Why label it? It's just plain good music
J. Edster | Florida | 02/17/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Although this album definitely sits comfortably within the country-rock hybrid world detailed in No Depression magazine, why split hairs on labeling? Is it "roots rock", "americana", "rockabilly", "country rock", "rock country", or "alt-country"? Who cares? What it IS, is just plain good American songwriting and production, with a solid list of songs and a fresh spin on what is normally heard on the radio. I first heard them perform personally, while in their home town of Memphis, TN, and have been a fan ever since. Their two main songwriters, Mark McKinney and Andy Grooms, seem to give the band a fire and ice combination similar to Uncle Tupelo (whose respective leaders are now found in Wilco and Sun Volt, for those who do not know). McKinney seems to be the glue of the band, offering solid songwriting, a pleasing voice, and classy, tasty guitar work that sounds smooth enough to be Nashville studio musicianship. Grooms, on the other hand, has a definite edge with a more in-your-face style, and a penchant for eccentric, amusing, and thought provoking lyrics not found on any mainstream music played today. They are backed by a solid rhythm section with Kevin Cubbins trading lead and rhythm guitar with McKinney and Mark Stuart holding down the bass groove. However, the drumming by Meyer Horn is in my mind what really sets this album apart from its contemporaries, adding a definite jazz/swing quality that enhances the whole package and elevates it almost into its own class. Whether you are a fan of rock, country, folk, alternative, crossover, or just music in general, you owe it to yourself to give these guys a listen. Odds are you'll be hooked."
No Depression lovers, get this CD!
J. Edster | 11/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Having lived in the great musical city of Memphis, amidst the horns and blues, it was surprising to find a band that would have otherwise seemed more at home in neighboring Nashville. With a sound very much reminiscent of a matured Uncle Tupelo (with the Farrar-like voice to match), these guys put out song after song of some of the finest country/southern rock around. They feel equally at home plugging in and rocking out, and sitting on the back porch singing about life in the south. Everyone I have let hear this album has loved it. One of the best "Americana" albums you've never heard of."