Ryan Bingham has been a bit quiet lately. With a new album set to hit in February, it’s time to remind everybody just how good he can be.
Another Friday means more new music! Being terrible at this, I managed to miss two albums coming out today in my last New Music Friday post.
Out today: Among the Ghosts by Lucero.
“That life, it is contagious, and it gets down in your blood.”
Corpus Christi Bay may not be as well known as big a crowd pleaser as The Road Goes on Forever (a great song in its own right), but it’s as pitch perfect as a song gets. It’s as poetic as Byron, tells as good a story as any Texas Country song, and a deep streak of melancholy lurking beneath its surface.
“Hillbilly highway” was the term used for the Appalachian diaspora to industrial cities in the Midwest and elsewhere and for the highways that took them there. Hillbilly Highway is the story of a grandfather leaving the coal mines for work in Detroit. The father heads back down that hillbilly highway to Houston for work. The son and narrator rambles the hillbilly highways as a musician.