Trouble Is As Trouble Does-Striking Matches (Crush Management)

My goodness, this is one exceptionally exciting record! What label could we put on it? TurboGrass? No, not really, ’cause while the pickin’ front and center is hot and heavy, it is not amped to the max. The music is Bluegrass genetically, but the cells have morphed in a most surprising and pleasing manner. I hear a few more records now that are closely related. Jake Owen’s “Days of Gold” is in the same bag, though that one is a bit heavier with some rock guitar and processed vocal things. Eric Church has some of it in the color of his eyes, too. But back to this one. From the killer title to the very last thump, everything about the record is dynamic. It is masterful, confident and full of surprises.