J.Tex and the Volunteers - "One Of These Days"
(Heptown Records HTR037)
From Aural Innovations #40 (September 2008)
This is a Danish Americana music put out on a garage rock label. Interesting. This is J-Tex's second record. From what I gather from the bio, J-Tex was born in the USA but has lived most of his life in Denmark. On this record he collaborates with female Texan vocalist Lynda Kay Parker. For the most part the record has a very country flavor to it with a bit Dylan thrown in at times (That's what you want). One of these Days will remind you of Tom Waits for sure. Misery features some fiddle and nice guitar playing. Getting it all Wrong features Lynda and is a more country like track for a Clint Eastwood movie. Shrimp Salad is a funny song with a more uptempo skat. Hope you ain't been there yet has a depressive feel but is a great song. Later on the CD you see JTex covering the Cherry Overdrive (they are on the same record label) song Did You, in a very different version. The CD ends with Banjo Surf and it is what the title says.. This CD has a huge variety on it and is well played and interesting. Check it out if you like the description.
Visit the Heptown Record label web site at: http://www.heptown.com
You can find more information from the band's MySpace site at http://www.myspace.com/jtexandthevoluneteers
Reviewed by Scott Heller