Cody Jinks (from the album Lifers available from Rounder Records)
Love and loss take turns behind the wheel of Lifers, the recent release from Cody Jinks. He puts muscle behind Texas Americana; Southwest rhythms, guitar crunch, sky seeking pedal steel slides, and a backbeat that stands proud for vintage Country music tradition. The religious memories of childhood battle with the sins of maturity, the songs navigating a narrow line that lets the feet walking through Lifers claim a space on both sides. The title track takes it hat off to blue collar workers, honoring their commitment to getting by with whatever means available as Lifers makes a lifestyle choice in “Head Case” and lets the past take center stage as an answer to “Colorado”. Cody Jinks carves a path with rock’n’roll chord slashes to strut into the album, demanding a shot of “Holy Water” and wrapping twang around marriage advice for “Big Last Name” as he tries to deny the man he sees in the mirror of “Stranger”.
Sonically, Cody Jinks crafts songs that are as familiar as the characters walking through the stories. The sound is Vintage Country music as honky tonk piano rambles and chicken scratch guitar pickings play tag on “Can’t Quit Enough”. Spaghetti western sounds blow across “Desert Wind”, roadhouse Country Rock vows “Must Be the Whiskey” as Cody Jinks croons a classic country heartugger pulling love in different directions in “Somewhere Between I Love You and I’m Leaving”.
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