CHURCHWOOD: Self-titled: CD

Smart, bluesy bar rock with an occasional nod to other stuff, like zydeco. Nice bit of diversity in their approach to the songs here. The downside, however, is that they sound exactly like what they are, namely a bluesy bar rock band—something nice to nod and holler at on the bandstand while yer drinkin’, but nothing lasting long enough to sink its teeth in and follow you around once the sun comes up and the hangover sets in. Love the cover art depicting an x-ray of someone shooting themselves in the foot.

 –jimmy (Saustex)