JOHN SCHOOLEY AND WALTER DANIELS: Dead Mall Blues: LP

I always let the artwork on the covers of albums allow me to assume what I think the music will sound like. The eighties look of this record lead me astray in a good way. Dead Mall Blues is all harmonica, banjo, and acoustic guitars. If you’re looking for some background music for your bottle of whiskey or your campfire, this is it. I can’t help but think how well these songs would compliment a show like Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy, or something with a southern back drop. If you’re a fan of classic country, old blues, and Americana music, these boys satisfy your appetite. They cover songs like, “We Got to Meet Death One Day” by Blind Willie McTell and “Cluck Old Hen.” 

 –Ryan Nichols (12XU)