Album review: Jason & the Scorchers, A Blazing Grace (1995)

 

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, MARCH 23, 1995

By Steve Newton

If there’s one band I really miss these days, it’s the Georgia Satellites. The raging southern boogie blasted forth by that Dan Baird–fronted unit on three underrated ’80s albums never failed to lift my spirits.

So it does this old heart good to hear that redneck raunch is still alive and kickin’ (butts) in the hands of singer-harpist Jason Ringenberg and company.

When Ringenberg’s country warble meets Warren E. Hodges’ scorching wall-of-sound guitars—as on the blowed-up-real-good version of John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads”—it makes me smile.

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