Bear with me for a moment, loyal reader. I know I mention my four-year-old son frequently when I write here. That is because he is often the first person I share new music with. No, I’m not kidding. He is a total sound hound, and he just devours music. He was with me when I picked up the Moonshine Millionaires EP from my PO box (sent to me by a former member of The Earps). Consequently, he wanted to hear it as soon as we got home (since the CD player in my car doesn’t work). Well, he took an immediate liking to it…to the point that he played it several times over the course of an entire weekend. I should note that he doesn’t like everything, so the fact that he played it as much as he did tells me he really found something in it.
And rightly so. This is good roots rock that brings two bands to mind: Georgia Satellites, and The Hideaways. The songs are pretty simple, but they showcase the skills (including songwriting) of the guys in the band. The title track in particular is the kind of song that makes you want to ask someone to slow-dance around a dark, beer-soaked barroom. The organ and the guitar give the band a sort of 70s southern rock sound. If you like old southern rock, check out Moonshine Millionaires.