The Sumner Brothers – I’ll Be There Tomorrow [album review]

by Woody on November 15, 2012

Speaking of releases that HearYa has neglected, I’ll Be There Tomorrow fits the bill. It is the sophomore effort for Vancouver’s country outfit, The Sumner Brothers. Led my brothers Bob and Brian, they are once again dabbling in the things that always make HearYa stand up and take notice – twang and rocking.

The opening track, Toughest Man In Prison, smacks you right across the face as if to say, “Hey dumbass, wake up. You’re going to really enjoy this album.” It sounds like somebody unearthed some Johnny Cash lyrics and then got Titus Andronicus to play it.

Next up is a good ol’ tale about a man leaving his family to head out West “to do what a man’s got to do.” Aptly titled Going Out West it invokes memories of an old-time country-western tune. That’s followed up by a stellar version of Townes Van Zandt’s Colorado Girl. Later on they knock out a great cover of Jimmy Rogers’ That’s Alright.

This is the sort of music that Country Western is supposed to be. Hardscrabble, no frills music that resonates with the listener.

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: