Jack Ingram's independent debut album Live at Adair's captures the roadhouse energy of the traditionalist honky tonker. Running through a selection of his original material, Ingram is energetic and convincing, making modern country sound more alive, gritty and vibrant than it usually does. Largely, that's due to his stellar backing band, who drive the songs home for all their worth, but don't discount Ingram's talent for leading the band, as well as his knack for writing tight, memorable weepers and honky tonk ravers. Those are the things that make Live at Adair's such an invigorating, promising debut.
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AllMusic Review by Thom Owens