Gary Nichols – Field Of Plenty

On The Levee Broke, Gary Nichols is able to blend together an impassioned set of vocals with tremendously proficient guitar arrangements. The harmonies that are created during this introductory track will have fans on the edges of their seats. To Get Out of Pickin’ Cotton elicits a sunny Southern day; there is a laid back sound that feels like the rock of the 1970s while there is a considerable nod to the blues of the earlier years of the twentieth century. I Ain’t Commin Back is a high-water mark in terms of the gravitas brought by Gary. Each word, each utterance will resound with listeners long after the track ceases to play. Hints of violin and multi-part harmonies place this single into the traditional country and western genre. Continue reading “Gary Nichols – Field Of Plenty”

The Sweetwater Hillbillies – Backwater Slap Jar Soul Sauce

The Sweetwater Hillbillies have released their first single off of their latest album, On the Road. “Backwater Slap Jar Soul Sauce” is a bouncy blues-tinged track that operates at the juncture of blues, bluegrass, country, and southern rock. The effort allows each element of the band to shine, with particular high notes reached by the vocals, guitars, and fiddle. The track crackles with an honest, down-home approach and a production that guarantees airplay. The rhythms crafted here will tattoo themselves deep into the hearts and souls of listeners, setting up fans nicely for subsequent tracks on On the Road. Continue reading “The Sweetwater Hillbillies – Backwater Slap Jar Soul Sauce”