LONESOME BILLIES, THE: It’s Good to Be Lonesome: LP

This is a country record. A throwback, somewhat traditional—yet at times totally a rock-oriented country record—or “alt-country” if you will, but it’s still a country record. The Johnny Cash influence is evident in the sound and while the “vibe” of the record paints an “outlaw country” feel to it, I can’t imagine a time where I would ever choose to listen to this over any classic record by Waylon, Willie, or Johnny Cash. While rooted in traditional “old” country, this record has just slightly too much of a modern sound to allow me to like this. 

 –Mark Twistworthy (Lonesome Billies, thelonesomebillies.com)