The muddy work boots, anarchic stage shows and fondness for committing musical “pure butchery” of the Wacos match up with the stylish craft and classicism of Paul Burch, a Nashville songwriting treasure.
The songs tap into grooves as disparate as Turkish maqsoum, Punjabi bhangra, Jamaican ska, Greek rebetiko, classic punk and old-school mambo.
The piece de resistance of Dex Romweber’s voluminous back catalog, ably backed by the trusty Chris “Crow” Smith on drums, GGHB is as solid an LP as you
Tips its hat to road-map influences from Motown to Mellencamp, the Delta bluesmen to folk pickers of ‘60s Greenwich Village---the result is a singular sound spurred on by years spent on tour honing something rare that is altogether its own.
Psychopharmacology contains the requisite disgruntlement of a Firewater album, and all of angst-ridden underpinnings of testosterone-laced pop.
A rousing 12 pack of songs from a band not unfamiliar with 12 packs. This is one helluva party platter packed with classic singalong athems from their first 5 albums.
Third record in the Daytrotter Vinyl Series featuring two of Daytrotter's oldest friends, Dawes and Justin Townes Earle
An homage to a collection of songs that, in one way or another, dented Firewater main man Tod A's brain. Some daring and inventive deconstruction and reassembling.
Pre-electric back porch AMERICANA!
12 songs that'll have you giddily hoisting a jub, dancing a jig, singing the blues and praising the Devil!
Hoods and Shades is perhaps the most intriguing, feel-oriented, thematically driven effort yet from this musical legend. Andre got together with his “Detroit boys” to record, as he called it, “the Andre Williams folk album.”
With a sound that calls to mind a meeting of Otis Redding and the Stooges—JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound get crowds twisting and writhing on the floor--a post-punk reimagining of JB’s moves and MG’s grooves.
" I hope that people love the songs as much as I do and I hope people will listen to them and make out to them.”-- Love, Kelly
Powerful and moving material, heartbreaking and hilarious, downtrodden and uplifting, suffused with longing, alienation, resilience and hop. Humor, resignation and outrage stalk a superficially familiar musical landscape that’s been re-populated with stockmen, bandicoots, wallabies, porcupines, grog-drinkers, pelicans and policemen.