New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Have you listened to Whiskey Wolves of the West yet?
Their new album, Country Roots, comes out now!
"Lay That Needle Down" premiere at TheBoot.com - "'[The album] is a nice, short record, like those great old country records that had only 10 songs on them that would last maybe 20-30 minutes,' [band member Leroy] Powell says. 'That was something Waylon
[Jennings] was notorious for doing. Every song counted, and I loved that. It's not too overwhelming either. You don't need to hear every song we've ever written — just the best ones.'"
"Rainy Day Lovers" premiere at Glide Magazine - "...a clear standout on Country Roots. The song brings to mind the Allman Brothers and the Black
Crowes with its soul-inflected country rambling sound. Kicking off with a drum solo and rousing bass line, Jones and Powell harmonize together as if they are both channeling their inner Waylon
Jennings. The chorus is catchy as all hell with plenty of pedal steel guitar, making for a loose and soulful outlaw sound."
"Country Roots" premiere at Mother Church Pew - "...a boozy Johnny Paycheck-esque country rocker that makes you want to climb up in an 18-wheeler cab and crank up the old CB radio. ...Everything about this song, which begins with a hearty laugh and a countdown, ensures that 'Country Roots,' and probably every other song on the album, is sure to be an instant classic—a fact which is shored up by the snazziest album art we've seen around here in a long time."
"Sound of the South" premiere at The Daily Country - "Led by a retro-soul instrumental introduction, "Sound of the South" is supported by Michael Webb's subtly dynanic organ-work and dominated by the duo's powerful and passionate vocals which pay respectful homage to the musical legends, and people, of the South."
With a sound that is something that can only be earned by a thousand nights in smoky bars and a million miles on bald bus tires, the Whiskey Wolves are disciples at what could be the last supper of country music.
Whiskey Wolves of the West - Country Roots
1. Sound of the South
2. Lay That Needle Down
4. Rainy Day Lovers
5. Country Roots
6. Song Ain't Gonna Write Itself
7. No. 1 (The Ballad of Dallas Davidson)