This Madison band thrives on the rootsy, big-chorus sing-along songs that sound like the county fairs and beer tents of Wisconsin summers. The songwriting team of Frank Busch and Nic Adamany shifts gears between country and rock, taking on themes of women, drinking and life on the road.
"Out West" is sweeping folk-rock reminiscent of Soul Asylum. Electric and acoustic guitars combine to confront the bittersweet apprehension of leaving home. The country beat of "Ol #7" carries a pledge of true love and fends off the temptations of flesh, Jim Beam and marijuana.
It's well-traveled musical terrain that, like fairs and beer tents, attracts return visitors every season.