Planet Weekly

Music Matters By Jerry Henry

Former "cowpunk" rockers, Jason & The Scorchers, has released a kick-ass album titled, Halcyon Times (Courageous Chicken Music), their first album of new music since 1996. Jason & The Scorchers won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americana Music Conference in 2008. Georgia Satellite Dan Baird's influence is felt on several tracks and he takes lead vocals/rhythm guitar on "When Did It Get So Easy (to Lie To Me)." Tommy Womack is consultant. Track one is Moonshine Guy/Releasing Celtic Prisoners which is a rockabilly party rocker with attitude. Another track is "Mother Of Greed" takes us on a trip from northern Wales in 1910 to Birmingham, Alabama in 2009. As I said, It's a kick-ass rock release with a variety of tempos. et Weekly