I love free vinyl.
State Fair Records added this album in the box when I ordered an album from Joshua Ray Walker. And now I would take a bullet for the people at that label.
Yes, my love and devotion can be bought with vinyl.
Imagine that Ben Folds had been born in Luckenbach, Texas. His music would still have that underlying sadness and melancholy coupled with piano-driven faux enthusiasm, but it would be filtered through a Texas lens and come out with a country flair.
Pedigo’s Magic Pilsner is country music Ben Folds.
This is not a bad thing. Not at all.
Just like you would expect to find on any country album this record has twangy riffs, a steel guitar, and a banjo. However, this record is not simply country music.
There are unexpected sounds such as a psychedelic 60s style organ, an accordion, and strings.
Lyrically, there are some fun light-hearted songs and some heavy heart-wrenching songs.
Pedigo’s Magic Pilsner vocals keep this album in the realm of country music, but it definitely pushes towards the boundaries of the genre at times.
Is there a Venn diagram where outlaw country, piano rock, and alternative music meet? If so, this record is smack dab in the middle.
My favorite track: Wet a Line
Honorable Mention: Call the Kettle Black