Wow! The very first glance at the cover of Junior Brown's new EP album, "Volume Ten" will bowl you over, even before you hear the first song!
And what of the first song from this exciting 6 sided EP? (his most recent release in 7 years). Well, it's called "Hang Up and Drive" and it's topical for the times, just as the title suggests. We all talk and drive and this number really hollers it out with all the expected infectious Junior Brown delivery.
I'm talkin' low voice, hot guitar and screamin' steel. Junior wrote 5 of the 6 selections included in this stylistically varied collection, each song showing a slightly different glimpse of life from the musical phenomenom known as Junior Brown. The EP's final selection, "Almost to Tulsa", an instrumental dedicated to it's writer, the late Buddy Charleton who enjoyed hearing Junior's version before his passing. This long awaited CD is proof positive that after 10 albums, Junior Brown is truly at the top of his game!
"A lot of people tell me they don't like country music, but they like what I am doing," says Junior Brown. "I hear that line more than anything else," which is ironic because a couple of licks is all it takes to erase any doubts concerning Junior's stylistic allegiance. His music combines the soul of country and the spirit of rock n' roll.
In Junior's case, playing everywhere from the Grand Ole Opry to rock showcases on the West Coast and his hometown of Austin, Texas, *crossover* is not synonymous with watered-down or light-weight. He says of his ever-growing legion of converts.
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