Hank Jr., Eldredge drop new albums
Friday, June 17, 2022
– Hank Williams Jr. goes the bluesy root on "Rich White Honky Blues," on Easy Eye Sound. Dan Auerbach, of The Black Keys, recorded the set live over three days, with a dozen songs, reprising classics from Robert Johnson, Lightnin' Hopkins, R.L. Burnside, Muddy Waters, Big Joe Turner, and a few from Bocephus himself. The core band consisted of electric slide guitarist Kenny Brown (claimed as "my adopted son" by Burnside), bassist Eric Deaton (who first toured with Fat Possum's Juke Joint Caravan, backing up T-Model Ford and Paul "Wine" Jones), plus drummer Kinney Kimbrough (son of North Mississippi blues legend Junior Kimbrough).
Brett Eldredge is out with "Songs About You." The Illinois native had a hand in writing all 12 songs on the disc. Eldredge gets personal on songs such as "Get Out of My House" and "I Feel Fine," which directly address his struggle with anxiety.
The title song for Brett Eldredge's "Songs About You" is a slow, soul song. Much of it is set in Chicago, with Eldredge walking city streets and noticing the various tunes being played on radio stations within earshot. And wouldn't you know it, every one of them reminds him of his recent breakup! Such is the case with many relationships – whether good or bad – as love songs can be so doggone relatable. It's almost like attending a Sunday morning sermon where ...
When an artist achieves the kind of commercial success that Brett Eldredge has, there seems to inevitably be an album that is all about the songwriting. Having described his 2017 self-titled album as his "most honest collection of songs," he doubles down on the sincerity factor and bills "Sunday Drive" as his "most deeply personal to date." The distinction is a fine line, but it seems to be in the deliberateness of the preparation.
Eldredge embarked on a voyage of ...
Coming off a string of six consecutive number one hits from his first two albums, "("Bring You Back" and "Illinois"), Brett Eldredge had a choice; take deliberate aim at the chart summit or follow his heart. He opted for the latter and delivers a thread of love and love lost songs. He self-titled his fourth album saying it was his most honest collection of songs to date.
The Illinois native is known for doing death-defying stunts when his songs hit the top of ...