The Shootouts (from the album Quick Draw available on MRI)
Procrastination and depression are put away when The Shootouts tidy up on the opening cut for the recent release, Quick Draw, with a clear plan in “Cleaning House”. Foregoing the claim on the album title, The Shootouts might be fast but they can’t outgun a sad Country song as Quick Drawdrops audio coins in a honky tonk jukebox. Things may be bleak yet The Shootouts count one friend beside them in “Lonely Never Let Me Down”, spend a few moments with the weekly paycheck before court appointed payments take it away on “Alimony”, and give their wishes wings with country rock’n’roll chicken-picking guitar riffs of “If I Could”.
Musically, the Akron, Ohio based band become honky tonk wranglers corralling traditional Country, Americana, and Western Swing as a brand for the songs. Not every bright light is a train barreling down on The Shootouts and the band feels happiness matching the rhythm of their wheels slapping asphalt as they head home to love in “California to Ohio” and peak over present hurdles to see forever in a slow dance with “If We Quit Now”.
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