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WHISKY GENTRY

HOLLY GROVE

2013-12-22

If main stream country would be like this, I could become a fan. The Whisky Gentry serves up a high energy set of old time country, bluegrass, Irish jig's and enough sass to set them apart from the contemporary crowd. Led by vocalist Lauren Staley this six piece outfit from Atlanta joined forces with producer John Keane{R.EM, Indigo Girls & Uncle Tupelo} to deliver a disc with just enough polish to provide their listeners with a consistently well written & delivered set, but with enough raw energy to keep things interesting. I don't know if it's coincidence, but the rocking title track and the upbeat sounds of Colly Davis both deal with murder and death. "Lonesome L.A Cowboy" deals with a drug ridden character that try's to find his way through the mainstream and where hid next gig will be. The Irish Jig "Branders Reel" is a high energy favorite and showcases the talents that every instrumentalist in this group possesses. This disc ends with a well done cover of Poco Harums classic "Whiter Shade Of Pale". The Whisky Gentry sophomore effort shows that they are so much more than just another commercial country band & are a force to be reckoned with Reviewed By: Gregg Saur

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