The Jayhawks - Back Roads and Abandoned Motels (2018)
Due to a mix up with the rota, we are going with a management special for this entry.
I first came across this band through a music based Facebook site I follow. Loads of people were raving about this group and particularly this album, so I thought I would try it and found it to be just excellent.
Not a group I was familiar with previously, they have something about them that really works, all of the instrumentalists are extremely skilled and the songs are superb.
Hopefully you all will enjoy this group and album as much as I do.
There are several small piles of CDs sitting near the hifi here. At the top of one of them sits this album. So it can't have been that long since I last played it!
The Jayhawks are one of my favourite bands since I discovered them in about 1995 or '96. When I bought a couple of their albums ('Tomorrow the Green Grass' and 'Hollywood own Hall'), my wife was away on a trip to New York and I spent the week playing them to death. When she heard one of them, she asked, "Why haven't I heard of them? This is brilliant, why aren't this band huge?" or words to that effect.
I have all of their albums and solo albums and have seen them perform a couple of times. I commend this album to the house!
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I've given it a "5" because it exceeds the parameters for a "4" in my book. I'd actually have made it 9/10 because it's not quite perfect, but I do already own it, along with several more of their albums. Great choice, Paul.
I didn't used to need the internet, my wife knew everything.