11 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Cole Deggs & The Lonesome take a whack at updating the spirit of ‘70s Southern Rock on their 2007 self-titled debut album and succeed better than most. Deggs’ bandmates — including Cole’s brother Shade on bass — play with admirable looseness and muscle, adding nicely ragged vocal harmonies on key choruses. Throughout, guitarist David Wallace lays down searing riffage that recalls the rougher side of the Eagles. The group generates heat on their upbeat tunes, praising loose-living goddesses in “Girl Next Door,” damning fickle lovers in “Makin’ Nothing Out of Something” and wallowing in Texas-sized heartache in “I Haven’t Stopped Hurtin.’” A touch of Muscle Shoals-style R&B (aided by the Wurlitzer piano of Allman Brothers veteran Chuck Leavell) adds extra sizzle to “Twelve Ounces Deep” and “Everybody’s Beautiful to Someone.” Songs like “Out of Alabama” and “Huggin’ This Blacktop” are vivid snapshots from the Southern hinterlands. Less crusty than Van Zant, more credible than Whiskey Falls, Cole Deggs & The Lonesome do right by their rebel heritage on their first release.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Cole Deggs & The Lonesome take a whack at updating the spirit of ‘70s Southern Rock on their 2007 self-titled debut album and succeed better than most. Deggs’ bandmates — including Cole’s brother Shade on bass — play with admirable looseness and muscle, adding nicely ragged vocal harmonies on key choruses. Throughout, guitarist David Wallace lays down searing riffage that recalls the rougher side of the Eagles. The group generates heat on their upbeat tunes, praising loose-living goddesses in “Girl Next Door,” damning fickle lovers in “Makin’ Nothing Out of Something” and wallowing in Texas-sized heartache in “I Haven’t Stopped Hurtin.’” A touch of Muscle Shoals-style R&B (aided by the Wurlitzer piano of Allman Brothers veteran Chuck Leavell) adds extra sizzle to “Twelve Ounces Deep” and “Everybody’s Beautiful to Someone.” Songs like “Out of Alabama” and “Huggin’ This Blacktop” are vivid snapshots from the Southern hinterlands. Less crusty than Van Zant, more credible than Whiskey Falls, Cole Deggs & The Lonesome do right by their rebel heritage on their first release.

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About Cole Deggs & The Lonesome

Country group Cole Deggs & the Lonesome rose to fame in 2007 thanks to their dramatic love song "I Got More." A native of Lake Jackson, TX, Cole Deggs entered the music business as a songwriter when his song "Live Those Songs" landed on Kenny Chesney's 2002 release No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems. With his brother Shade on bass, Florida native Brian Hayes on drums, and another set of brothers from Shreveport, LA -- guitarist David and keyboardist Jimmy Wallace -- Cole formed the Lonesome and signed with the Columbia Nashville label in 2006. Their self-titled debut landed a year later. ~ David Jeffries

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