Michigan Rattlers – EP (album review)

by Woody on February 20, 2017


Photo by Shelby Goldstein

I don’t know know how I stumbled across Michigan Rattlers, but Lord am I grateful that I did. Consisting of Graham Young and Adam Reed, the duo are wonderful storytellers. The fact that those stories are told with some rocking Americana flavor is all the better.

Sweet Diane feels like an Isbell tune. The story of a widow finding new love is so simple in its premise but they just knock it out of the park. Illinois Sky is the story of a protagonist who leaves Illinois for the West Coast. Strain of Cancer, a song some from the perspective of a jilted ex has the lyrical quality of a Cooley tune,

My only complaint about the EP is that it is only five tunes. These guys are going to be down at SXSW and I can’t wait to see them live.

Michigan Rattlers are here

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