Author: Leon Blair
Remember a couple weeks ago when I said that Bluegrass felt like one of the last pure genres out there in the music world? Well there's a reason I said “one of”. Much like Bluegrass, the genre of Southern-Rock has not only always been somewhat of a cousin genre to Country music, but also one that didn't really see the light of day that it so rightfully deserved. Oh, don't get me wrong. We certainly had big names like Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers, Marhshall Tucker Band and many more achieve wide levels of prominence. But as a whole, southern-rock is just one of those genres that has seemingly decreased in popularity since its hayday in the 70's. Hell, it's even getting harder to find acts who even want to be considered southern-rock.
In 2016, you have to do a little bit of digging to find all of the buried treasures in music. Oh who am I kidding, you have to really get your hands dirty to find some of the best kept secrets in music. Southern-Rock may not be as popular as it once was in the 70's, but that doesn't mean there aren't bands out there carrying on the torch. Anyone who reads this blog most likely has at least heard of Blackberry Smoke, and they're not alone in their torch bearing. Mud is Whiskey Myers' fourth studio album, and with Dave Cobb at the wheel as producer, it seemed like there was no way this couldn't be a great album. Does Mud continue on the tradition of making Whiskey Myers one of the best Southern-Rock bands out there in the modern world?