Jamie Talbert & The Band Of Demons are at #34 this week on the Texas Regional Radio Report with their current single “Back In My Arms”. I quickly highlighted these guys last year while “Whisky Drinkin” was climbing the charts, but with the new site I wanted to break things down a bit more. I figured it was a good time to talk about these guys and the album they released last year called ‘Do It’.
I’ve been listening to this album for quite some time now, it came out last summer, and I really enjoy going back and visiting it regularly. This morning I was listening, doing my best air fiddle, when I began to wonder what it is that I enjoy so much about these guys…
It took me a minute, but I think what I really enjoy is how every player gets plenty of focus. Many bands really highlight the lead singer, but JT & BOD really play up everyone’s talents. The lead singer is an obvious focus, but there are solos from every band member, and often in the same song; I hear crying fiddle, screaming electric guitar, and some serious skin-slapping, all given similar frontage throughout the album. That team approach is refreshing and really shines when you take the time to drink it in.
Something I have learned to keep an eye on is song placement on an album, and I chuckle every time I listen to this one; how they stacked the songs “Keep That Girl Away From Me” (About not being able to resist a buddy’s girl) and “Him and My Baby” on top of each other. Whether on purpose or not, it makes for a bit of poetic justice I can’t help but notice.
These guys have had several good singles off this album, with “Wildfire”, “Whisky Drinkin”, and now “Back In My Arms” charting well on the TRRR. Check the album out and realize that there are several other great singles on this one; personally I like “All I know” or “Him And My Baby” as the next single… DO IT!
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