Hell?s 1/2 Acre, a four member band from Louisville, Ky., has released a second LP. Under a Whiskey Moon, produced by long-time John Mellencamp producer and band member, Mike Wanchic. Under a Whiskey Moon is clearly the mark of a band that has come into its own. The band?s influences of bar room alt-country and cowpunk have not been forgotten, but now are mellowed by a rough yet melodic sound, at times more rock, others more pop. Band songwriters bassist Rankin Mapother and front man John Woosley found their new inspiration for the album while digging deep into their roots. Undertones of the Band and Rod Stewart-era Faces woven together with a rootsy sound create big tracks with incisive edges. From the twangy opening cut, "Silver Dollar," to the moving acoustic "One Lonely Night," and the jangle of "Kindness of Strangers" and catchy thump of "Hold," Under a Whiskey Moon covers a lot of ground with genuine emotion and ample musical chops. The album?s new direction came after two years of regional touring success and strong internet album sales or their 2003 release "Blacktops & Blackouts. The new album features contributions from noted artists such as guitarist Andy York (Jason & the Scorchers/Mellencamp), keyboard player Moe Z MD (Wallflowers/Tupac Shakur) and Louisville indie stalwart Peter Searcy (Squirrel Bait/Big Wheel) on cello.