TIM BARRY: Rivanna Junction: CD

May 10, 2007

Country is taking over some punk rockers today. First you have Drag The River, who slay, by the way, and don’t forget the speed-metal bluegrass of the late, great, Kirk Rundstrom (RIP) of Scroatbelly and Split Lip Rayfield. Now comes Tim Barry of Avail with his acoustic, hard luck tales, and country swagger. Booze-filled, vagabond traveling, complete with shootings. Throw in a violin, some Dobro, and the same old recipe has the same effect: good, melancholic, country-style rebel rock.

 â€“buttertooth (Suburban Home)

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