The Greyhounds

Liberty

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Rehearsed and fine-tuned during a residency at the Liberty Theater in Tyler, TX, in late 2002, the Greyhounds' second album has the loose, live feel and eclectic vibe of a bunch of like-minded musicians working together absent distractions and predetermined structures. Firmly based in old-school R&B but bringing in elements of funk, blues, '70s-style boogie, and the usual noodle-rock, these 14 tracks don't bring anything new to the jam band party, but they're played with obvious good spirits. However, because the first dozen tracks are kept down to pop-single length (not a one breaking the five-minute mark), it's not until the expansive closers "All My Fault" and "Pat G's" that the band opens up into improvisational workouts. Up until that point, Liberty suffers from a certain degree of groovus interruptus, even on catchy R&B-based rockers like "Black Hole."

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