Whew…we’re going back to the old school jukebox sound of country music for this new one. I have never heard of the band Huckleberry before, but from the opening of this song I think I’m going to like what they’re doing.
The steel guitar is whining and the guys are singing about love and they seem to be loving it. I’m not sure what this song is about after the first listen so let’s give it another listen and see if we can figure it out.
City Of Angels – Huckleberry
I think the sound is just about a few guys looking to make it big in the world. They’re making music and looking for the break and it just happens that they’re looking for it in Los Angeles. That’s one of the places to go if you’re looking to make it in the music world.
It seems now that the guys are based in the Phoenix area and that they’re having some good success. After listening to this song and a couple others I would say that I would definitely check these guys out at a show. You don’t hear much steel guitar anymore in country music or really in any genre. Alan Jackson might throw in a little steel now and then and maybe you’ll get it from Joe Nichols and Josh Turner, but not really very much.
And this one is kind of cool because it’s a little mix of rock and a little jam/garage band. They have that independent feel that is pretty cool.
What do you think about this one? I like it.
CML Points: 83/100