This album starts in the fast lane, high octane banjo led folk-punk that immediately grabs the listeners attention, just like opening tracks should, track two drops the tempo down a notch to start before quickly building in a Zorba The Greek style to a crescendo of frantic playing before we drop into a more sedate pace with track three The Hearse Driver with splashes of organ joining clarinet and banjo to great affect before the Hammond part rises in the mix to end the track and the whole thing works out beautifully despite or in-spite of the subject matter.
The album then switches style to track four a good old fashioned bluegrass jam à la OCMS, track number five Working Dream just about edges out the others as my favourite from the collection – a tale in the first person of accompanying ones beau her fathers funeral – a . . . → Read More: Al Scorch & the Country Soul Ensemble – Tired Ghostly Town