- Happy New Year - most pop-ish of the collection
- Lucy - classic rock and roll song - love the electric guitar
- Meet You in the Middle - great rhythm
- All Day - the only mention of The Limestone Kid
- Prohibition Rose - written by brother Tyler McCollum with Lloyd Maines on steel guitar
- The Tune - one intricate tune
- Galveston Bay - penned by cousin Austen Biggers; my favorite with a waltzy feel and a soothing fiddle
- Who's Laughing Now - remove the female harmonies and I hear Sons of Bill; another favorite track
- High Above the Water - more solid electric guitar with repeating melodic vocals (it works for me)
- New Orleans - runs like a fast moving Mississippi River; love the line: "babe, you're the only thing as heartless as me"
- Silhouette - the album concludes with a ballad - tight musicianship
Monday, January 12, 2015
Parker McCollum's upcoming album - The Limestone Kid. There's something special about this release that I can't really pinpoint. Initially my thoughts were, "yea - pleasant tracks". But something kept inciting me to return again and again. Only in his early twenties, McCollum provides solid vocals and the lyrics are interesting. (He wrote or co-wrote nine of the eleven songs.) But I think it's the ensemble that makes this release attractive. Producer and multi-instrumentalist Corby Schaub must take a lot of this credit with help from lead guitarist Kurt Grien and bassist Jason Newberry. With McCollum on the acoustic guitar and harmonica - this is a tight outfit. Look forward to the February 24th release date and pair with Conroe Texas' two breweries: B-52 Brewing or Southern Star Brewing.