The Barn Burners

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An honest roots-rock band with ties to honky tonk, Western swing, R&B, blues and rock & roll, the Barn Burners are a multilevel band with a variety of strengths, including lead man Bob Kannenberg's songwriting skills. Combining a few covers with original material, the Barn Burners come across as knowledgeable and talented. Rockabilly gets the nod on "Cadillac Daddy," while a country waltz never sounded quite so touching as it does on "I Wish I Could Waltz." Legendary songwriter Billy Edd Wheeler's classic "Blistered" is made new again, and the George Jones tune "Life to Go" is fresh as the Barn Burners show the depth and scope of their music. Just as good is the Hollyesque "Caught a Buzz." A strong band with a distinctive style and approach, the Barn Burners are one of the bands that seemingly will define American roots music as the new millennium dawns.

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