“I love the way this album starts with "Momma Wish I'd Listened to You." Gene Butler sings some Concrete Country songs like the intro track then turns on that “in your face country charm” on "Cold, Cold, Cold Woman." Music and songs like this are next-door neighbors to the blues. I find myself grinning from ear to ear when I listen to this "great" CD. Some fine musicians back Butler on every track on this album - fine fiddle players like Doug Atwell and Brantley Kearns. Gurf Morlix on guitar(he also plays the bass and provides vocals) Danny Dugmore on steel guitar. Mike Bannister on drums and Lucinda Williams (recognize that name?) add some vocal parts. I am not a big country fan, but after listening to this CD it brings out the latent cowboy in me.
“Excellent Americana/country CD. Pick up a copy today
author: RadioIndy.com staff
"Concrete Country" is an excellent Americana/country CD by the Gene Butler Band. The CD is filled with excellent visual songwriting, excellent musicianship, and excellent recording quality. Gene's raspy voice adds a very distinctive, real sound to the music. The songwriting effectively combines thoughtful lyrics with memorable melodies. The band is tight and talented. If you enjoy Americana/country music, you will enjoy this CD. Pick up a copy today!
“Love it! "Concrete Country" is a walk down that good ole' country road.
The Gene Butler Band’s debut release “Concrete Country” is the roots of great country music. It is essential for those collectors of early CW icons such as Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash. With tremendous musicianship similar to that found in bluegrass music, this band brings on the southern flavor with their contemporary country ala Americana/Rockabilly sound. The Gene Butler Band’s “Concrete Country” IS the music I grew up listening to in Texas and knowing they are working on their second release makes me rarin’ to go for more! I highly recommend this album to those who appreciate great country roots music.