The Dixons
  Still Your Fool
Cow Island Music CIM010
Please Don't Stop Loving Me - Come And Get It - Still Your Fool - Lonesome Side Of Me - Broken Hearted, Lovesick And Blue - Talk Of The Town - Just Say You'll Be Mine - Thanks A Lot - I've Got A New Heartache - Baby Please Don't Go - Barely Hangin' On
It's a little bit odd to find a Honky Tonk / Bakersfield band coming from Brooklyn, but The Dixons proves that a good country record has nothing to do with geography.This quintet gathered all the elements you're right to expect from such a record : tons of pedal steel, good vocals, twangy telecaster, guest fiddle and solod songwriting with tales of loves gone by and broken hearts. Lead singer Jeffrey Mowrer wrote eight of the eleven tracks here, the remaining three being from the catalog of Ray Price (I've Got A New Heartache), Ernest Tubb (Thanks A Lot) and Eric Kinsey and his Tip Top Daddies (Just Say You'll Be Mine).
And though their influences are to be found in the great masters of the past (Buck Owens, Ray Price, George Jones, Harlan Howard... You get the picture?) they are by no means a retro band. they keep this music fresh and contemporary, just a today's country band with roots like The Derailers and Dwight Yoakam were before them. A long lost thing in Nashville it seems.
The whole thing comes in a superb digipack and is available
here. Another killer from Cow Island music.
Fred "Virgil" Turgis