The Worthless Son-in-Laws
The Worthless Son-in-Laws hail from Boone, North Carolina, and play original Americana/alt.country music.
No. 8 Wire, the Worthless Son-in-Laws’ second full-length album, was recorded at the Fidelitorium with veteran musician/ engineer Mitch Easter (Let’s Active, R.E.M., Drive By Truckers, Game Theory, etc.) and comprises a passel of alt.indie songs inspired by wayward adolescence, snail mail, coal mining, New Zealand, friends, family, and other things close to home...and halfway around the world.
“The songwriting [on No. 8 Wire] by Jimmy Davidson with help from guitarist Rob Brown is through the roof here both melodically and lyrically, bolstered by a band that nails the songs with pinpoint perfection, floating from shades of Son Volt and the Jayhawks to the Connells and the Grateful Dead. The vocal delivery by Jimmy Davidson is rock solid on what can only be deemed one of the most pleasantly surprising releases of the summer. This one rests near the very top of the ‘highly recommended’ list. ”
—Bill Hurley, The Alternate Root
“[No. 8 Wire] alternates between slow ballads, such as ‘New York Times,’ and punchy rockers like ‘Still Life With Cake.’ The balance between the acoustic guitars and piano and electric instruments is flawless. But the real strength of the new album is the songwriting. Stylistically, the album
is reminiscent of many of the stellar country rock albums
of the 1970s, especially discs such as Pure Prairie League’s Bustin’ Out....”—Jeff Eason, The Mountain Times
“Beautiful pop hooks and melodies wrapped in twang, reminiscent of the Jayhawks’ best stuff....“
—Warren Catlett, Radio Free Americana
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