So on this honky-tonk Friday I ignored everything in my inbox and went searching for the best new country music. When I saw that the Northhampton, Ma based label Cow Island had a new record I knew my search was done. After I listened to one song off the debut record by Nashville artist JB Harris and the Tough Choices I could see why the record debuted at #1 on the Third Coast roots radio chart. The title track “I’ll Keep Calling” hits all the right honky tonk chords of missed connections, lost love, and visits to honky-tonks and bar rooms with just the right amount of twang (pedal steel) and a choice guitar solo about halfway through.
Catch the band tonight at Johnny D’s in Sommerville. Lots more info, song samples and purchase info here.
“Badly Bent” live video: