We’re impressed by this country act’s catchy material—and the rest of their skills ain’t bad either. Singer Billy Craig exudes a husky, hangdog pathos on “Should’ve Had a Pepsi,” which expresses a whiskeyhound’s post-binge remorse. In “Lonely Together Tonight,” the narrator spots a like-minded stranger in a smoky bar and thinks, “All you’re doin’ is thinkin’ ‘bout him; all I’m doin’ is thinkin’ ‘bout her. Let’s get lonely together tonight.” Next, the band (a tight, efficient outfit that knows how to rock but stay out of a song’s way) offers a breath of refreshing mountain air on “Middle of Nowhere” whose vivid backwoods imagery is altogether sunny and rejuvenating. Top to bottom, this is a band that’s firing on all cylinders.
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