Leaving, TX: Anywhere On Good Roads MP3/Flac
You know when you share someone’s musical taste, you’re gonna like the music they come up with. So if you like Steve Earle, Drive-By Truckers, Hayes Carll, Jon Dee Graham, Joe Ely, Robert Earl Keen, and those kinds of guys, Leaving, TX, is right down your alley.Leaving, TX is: Chris Patterson on vocals, acoustic, and electric guitar; Garry Cecil on bass and backing vocals; Thor Smith on drums; and Andrew Buhler on electric, pedal steel, and lap steel guitars. Tony Correlli, who co-produced the CD (and recorded and mixed it) also helps out with the Hammond B3 organ on “ Drinkin’ Again”. They’re based in the Maryland suburbs of D.C.
Patterson writes the songs (three songs were co-written with Biff Rendar). The pedal steel gives some of the tunes an old-timey country flavor but there is still some harder rock . . . They describe themselves as "a country band with a twang-rock problem."
The sound is quintessential Americana – thoroughly grounded in country but not completely country. Patterson’s voice has that rough quality that helps country music avoid being boring. It sounds like it hurts by the end of the night. Whether they're hard rockin' with "Lies" and "Next Of Kin", or playing solid country tunes with "Whiskey" and "Hard Luck Story", all colours of Country music are visited effortlessly, in between.
I predict a bright future for this band of very, talented musician's!! "Anywhere On Good Roads" is a class album that you should definitely have in your collection!!