Album Of The Week


Published 2024-02-19 06:00

"Drunken Hearts är en utsökt grupp som vet hur man får till det med att skapa stark musik att lyssna på. Låtarna är klassiska, underbara countrylåtar som både är honky tonk och Nashville samtidigt."

- Micheles Kindh / Blaskan -

"If 'Reckless Ways Of Living' is about redemption, then Andrew McConathy should consider himself duly redeemed. Not that what he did previously wasn’t good, it certainly was, but this broader americana canvass gives his undoubted qualities far greater scope."

- Kenneth Bremer / Blue Desert -

"This is another latecomer with some country vocalizing, and an instinctive feel for the atmosphere, the soil and the climate. Lead vocalist and guitarist Andrew McConathy has the angst in his voice that is pure lonely hearts saloon driven tonality. It has that wonderful Marshall Tucker Band melodic thrust and yet, there’s a George Jones sadness that is enriched by the sincerity in his performance. I like this band, I like Andrew."

- John Apice / Americana Highways -

"This is a very enjoyable album, well produced, and filled with great songs that linger and demand repeated plays."

- Paul McGee / Lonesome Highway -

"A deeper excursion into outlaw country americana, Drunken Hearts new album features some impressive contributors, among them Leftover Salmon's Vince Herman, fiddler Jason Carter from the Del McCoury Band, American Aquarium's pedal steel player Neil Jones and national banjo champion Kyle Tuttle, on an album that delves into themes of death and redemption."

- Mike Davies / Fatea Magazine -

"Featuring Leftover Salmon banjo player Andy Thorn and vocalist Lindsay Lou, Drunken Hearts follow up their recent ‘Reckless Ways Of Living’ album with an uptempo bluegrassy self released take on Pearl Jam’s steady strummed 1993 hit ‘Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town’. I’d venture Eddie Vedder would approve."

- Mike Davies / Folking -

"Having removed the word 'The' from the band name, Colorado based Drunken Hearts is now merely a solo project from singer songwriter Andrew McConathy. His latest record 'Reckless Ways Of Living' might be called his best work in his long musical career. In 10 country, countryrock and americana tracks, McConathy proves that his singing and songwriting skills continue to improve. With the help of some old band members and a number of guest musicians for the recording process, this album has become a real must have."

- Valére Sampermans / Rootstime -

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