Nothing remotely Irish or Celtic here. What we have is a collection of rough and tumble, low class American country tinged with punk. Kind of the musical equivalent of a bottle in the face at a red neck honky tonk joint (and the occasional red neck comedy club – check out “Busted in Kentucky” and “Road Kill Blues” ) somewhere on the highway between Chicago and Nashville. A fine follow up to 2007’s “Ain’t No Train Outta Nashville”. Standout track for me is “Vacancy in My Heart”, mostly cos it rocks hardest. Recommended for fans of Johnny Cash, Steve Earl or Springsteen at his roughest.
Posted on April 23, 2009