If you’ve been longing for some new country-bluegrass music that makes you reminisce about the good old days in country music, you need to look no further. Free Willy has a vintage and homegrown sound that is sure to make classic country fans swoon with delight.
The band hails from Texas. The members are W.B.Jones on Lead Vocals and Rhythm Guitar, Jim Taylor on Back-up Vocals and Bass, Spence Peppard on Back-up Vocals, Lead Guitar, and Drums (he also covers Lead Vocal on “American Medley”), Kevin Carter on Fiddle and Mandolin, and Steve DeVries on Banjo and Harmonica.
Amazingly, the band was only formed a year ago, in Autumn 2016. They have a tight and catchy sound that makes one feel like they’ve been doing this for decades. Remember The Alamo is a twelve-song album that will feel like a time machine when you listen to it.
“Amazing Gracie” starts things off with a toe-tapping bluegrass melody that is similar to that of the greats in this genre, from the Carter Family to the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Some of the songs slow the pace down a bit, like “Get In The Car,” but still holds that classic sound throughout all the songs on the album.
This is an impressive collection of tunes from a fledgling band. It’s available on Amazon.