Jacksonville (2011)

Musicians :

Tim Kelliher : Guitars, Lead Vocals & Ukulele
Mark “Getty” Emerick : Guitar and Dobro
Billy Delk : Hammond Organ and Piano
Barry Dean : Bass
Juan Perez : Drums
Mike Beausoleil : Bass – Tracks 3, 8 &10


01 Incident at Bed Springs Creek
02 Lights of Jacksonville
03 Tennessee Wind
04 Livin Under the Law
05 Train, Train
06 Outlaws and Renegades
07Georgia Boy
08 Cries of Sorrow
09 Where’s The Love
10 Say Goodbye

Lucky draw in this beginning of spring with the release of the album Jacksonville from the Buster Cousins Band, that sounds Tilly Kelliher's come back. He gave us in 2007 with his fellow Mike Galloway a sensational and fabulous UFO, Outlaws and Renegades, that will count in the Southern Rock Music. This time, he crosses the swords with his cousin Mark Emerick, Commander Cody Band's guitarist, and that's the reason of the name Buster Cousins. Mark also released an excellent opus at the same time : Carolina Mountain Time. Well on this Jacksonville our two thieves put together several styles that generated the southern rock, like the country music, but mais attention là pas de superflu, que du ressenti, du vrai de chez vrai !

It opens with a short instrumental, « Incident At Bed Springs Creek » that sounds a lot like the Montgomery Gentry's « Hillbilly Shoes ». Then the star attraction : « Lights Of Jacksonville », some genuine Southern that we virtually should enthrone as a standard, already recorded almost two years ago for a compilation produced by Michael Buffalo Smith, available by downloading only in the States (Various Artists Southern Rock Gritz Volume 4). Our guys added backing vocals that gives a more « soft » impression, I prefered the former version more rough and more nasty, but sorry it's just a question of taste.

Then some blessed little things come out of this mid tempo album embellished with reptilian guitars, that won't disown Dickey Betts and his Great Southern, in particular on those wonderful tunes that are « Tennessee Wind », « Georgia Boy » and « Cries Of Sorrow » that brighten up all the record with the clear notes of beautiful guitar parts. Turning back the clock, Phil Walden would have taken them on to swell the ranks of the Capricorn Team. With less punch than the Galloway and Kelliher's Outlaws et Renegades, the album have more things in common in its shape with the Mark Emerick's Carolina Mountain Time. Anyhow, you have to got the three, that's what we do the best at the moment in our old and beautiful Southern Rock.

Jacques Dersigny

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