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How does an artist keep things fresh nine albums into their career? Why by focusing on different elements of a record. Instead of trying to make a record which can only be played in a full band setting, Josh Grider and his co-producer Bobby Hamrick have crafted a 12 track album which can be played in guitar pulls, songwriter nights or, yes, with Grider’s touring band. It’s an album where the songs are allowed to shine.
“Bad Times Roll,” with its playful groove, gets the record off to a good start with a lyric which suggests we should let things roll off our backs and minds instead of letting it eat at us because life is too short not to. Texas radio hit “Good People” has a vibrant kick drum and country instruments that just makes you wanna smile and nod along while Josh sings about the kind of people who mostly make up the world. This, friends, is an honest-to-God country song that deserves to be played all over America. Anyone who ever joined a band will enjoy the country rocker “My First Band” while “A Woman” recalls the great Don Williams in it’s laid back storytelling simplicity.