- Category: NEW RELEASE UNRACKED
- Written by Danny
There are just four songs but you get it. Maynard and the Musties bounce through “Big News, I’m Cryin’”. It is busking with a mission, the guitar leads produce twangs and bends that move from western swing to island slides. Joe Maynard wrote the songs and sings lead. His voice digs deep into the lives he chronicles. “Love, My Love” is an acoustic reverie that looks back with a bitter longing.
Maynard and the Musties set stark scenes in their songs. The hardscrabble background works well for their songs, “Tin of Tea” opens itself to a hard beat and jangly chords. Prairie poetry describes life on the edge of the world. Maynard and the Musties slyly inhabit the groove of their songs, there is a roots trance quality to the foundation The Musties provide. “Killer Inside Me” slithers into existence with a big presence. Its sharp edge fits the other songs on the E.P., though the volume rises to fully bring a teasing danger to the tune.
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