Things are picking up this week, albeit only slightly. Sammy Hagar and the Circle has released a new record to the sound of one hand clapping, Canadian songstress Lydia Ainsworth is front and center, and the Japanese Post Punk band Guitar Wolf is front and center with their record, Love & Jett. Here are five of our favorites.
Daddy Long Legs – Lowdown Ways
If Little Walter was in the Stray Cats you might get Daddy Long Legs. Just listen to “Mornin’ Noon & Night” and tell me I’m wrong. This record is a smasher from “Pink Lemonade” all the way to “Ding Dong Dang.” Old-School meets New-School in all the best of ways on this one.
The Shootouts – Quick Draw
This one is real old school Country. Blending Marty Stuart, Bob Wills, Roy Orbison, Dwight Yoakam, and Marty Robbins, the legends of the old West come to life on this epic slice of Western Pie.
Bambi Lee Savage – Berlin-Nashville Express
Jumping front and center into the Americana Scene, Bambi Lee Savage is here to stay. Her mix of Honky Tong and down low storytelling in intoxicating.
Elles Bailey – Road I Call Home
Finally, Elles Baily has a proper release under her belt. Part Blues, some Country, all very cool, Elles Bailey is on the verge of stardom. After touring with Eric Gales and garnering high billing on several festival circuits this one just might be the breakthrough she so richly deserves.
The Wildhearts – Renaissance Men
Rock and Roll is alive and well, thank you, just ask the Wild hearts. Ginger Wildheart is rocking heavier than heavier on this release that will remind you of what Guns ‘N’ Roses could have been if they were just a bit heavier.