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The Cowslinger
Deluxe (Shake It Records)

By: Alex Steininger

A drinking man's brand of rock 'n' roll, The Cowslinger's Deluxe is indeed deluxe -- a deluxe collection of whiskey-soaked rockabilly, punk excitement, and roots-rock empowerment. Deluxe is as American as rock 'n' roll gets, a hearty, guitar-driven collection of intoxicating songs that make you want to drink more and have an even better time than you're already having. Plus, the band isn't shy to show their lighter side, such as the Dixieland-influenced "Whistlin' Bob". Here is a band that can play "roots" music in so many different directions you are hard-pressed to see said roots, but are more than happy to dance, jump around, and be merry to their beer-infused, swaggering rock 'n' roll cocktail. I'll give it a B-.
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