Exuberant might be another title for this high energy album, which is a callback to the good ol’ days when Rock ‘n’ Roll was fun and Country made you feel good.
Alternative-something or other, Beavers and Shurman straddle a midpoint between Tom Petty and Jackson Browne. West coast, not Western, their L.A. sound (mixing electric and acoustic lap steel and pedal steel guitars, a Wurlitzer, dobro, mouth harp, bass, percussion and original vocals) is funky Americana at its best. The lyrics to the title cut make a great CD cover mandala. Very cool. —Corinne Brown