Upfront vocals sung with Crockett's trademark heartfelt sincerity, lyrics plain and straightforward, backed by superb guitar and a steady beat: Welcome to Hard Times is an album that could have been made anytime in the past 50 years.
A fine, fiery album this is, with strong underpinnings of the fretboard mastery displayed by his early guitar heroes, Buddy Guy and Jimi Hendrix.
Virtuoso playing. Exuberant singing in the traditional bluegrass manner. Highly recommended for the sheer joy of it.
Alexander's magnificent debut album back in 1961 marked the beginning of Muscle Shoals' music prowess. It was the perfect union of soul, blues, and country.
This is contemporary post-bop jazz at its best - inventive, melodic and relentless in its propulsion. Ear-opening listening for all music fans.