A- review of "Roadhouse Sun"
Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses
The reason Ryan Bingham songs sound so good on the car radio is he makes
movin’ music. Listen to “Roadhouse Sun” on your computer and your legs
will dance under the desk. This dense and driving album, the prematurely
hoarse 28-year-old’s second on Lost Highway, will send you out for a
six-pack or at least a ride with the windows down. Gotta get out of the
house and play it loud!
Although he’s a former West Texas bullrider signed to a Nashville label,
Bingham is no country act. His dust-choked vocals might prompt easy
comparisons to Tom Waits, but Bingham isn’t really of the singer-songwriter
variety, though he has a way with words. He’s a rocker in a cowboy hat,
pure and simple, working in sonic textures as thick as a mix of hard living
and hard partying.
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