The High Lonesome

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This extraordinary debut album for this group is a promise of fine things to come from this 5 piece outfit. All the tunes are co-written by the group, except "Good Book," which was written by Steve Plunkett (who is also the producer). Larry Poindexter does the lead vocals, though all have vocal credits so the back up singing, which is very strong, must be done by various combinations of this talented group. They have a strong country roots rock feel that is only enhanced by the calypso flavorings as on Mary Mary, or the rocking blues of Pauline. The songs flow together so smoothly they bring an effortless smile to the face, as the soft breeze gently rustles the leaves of a tree. This album is a true melding of American music into a seamless whole. If your roots are new country you might see the influence of Lyle Lovett, or if coming from a more folk rock background you might list early Springsteen as a major influence. It doesn't matter who your favorite is just enjoy the music that flows from the speakers as you cruise on down the road with a huge smile on your face.

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