Nashville based band The Steel Woods are set to release their sophomore album, Old News (out Jan 18 via Thirty Tigers) The new album showcases the band's diverse roots influences in collided forces, both Jason Cope and Wes Bayliss explore today’s news headlines while illustrating a mournful idealized past that is unafraid to foretell the future in fictitious worlds. Proving their songwriting craftsmanship.
“All of These Years,” shows a ZZ Top-like guitar while in a twist of tales, “Without You” reflects a powerful message delivered in a kind way of dealing with friends a problem. The title track “Old News,” engages the sounds of classic country to Soul and R&B with a modern day twist. The lulled guitar in “Blind Lover” grasp a place where one to trust their hearts holding no judgment, as the next track “Compared to a Soul” a bargain with the devil, is another proves the bands writing abilities with a story about gambling and Jezebel stepping out on her Marine lover.
Acknowledging themes of death and mortality make their chilling debut felt and seen or a play of the past with a vintage bluegrass country of “Anna Lee,” continuing with murder trilogy “Red River (The Fall of Jimmy Sutherland).” This then leads us to a rocking cover of Townes Van Zandt’s “The Catfish Song,”
Sparing space for special tributes to artists who have passed away including Tom Petty “Southern Accent” - Merle Haggard the prescient “Are The Good Times Really Over” - Gregg Allman “Whipping Post” and Alabama singer/songwriter Wayne Mills “One of These Days.” In addition to a surprising cover of Black Sabbath “Changes”
The Steel Wood Old News is now available to preorder
True country music is honesty, sincerity, and real life to the hilt. Garth Brooks