“Billy Bourbon Rocks” Lives up to its name. His three previous Texas releases (2005’s “Billy Bourbon”, 2007’s “Trained Professionals”, and 2009’s “Neverchange”) had a more magazine style with rockers and Texas Country style songs. This album is more focused, and simply put, a rock album.
“Seven years since my last solo release. A lot has happened.” says Billy, “My wife and I separated for nearly five years , and then we got back together, going on about four years now….I had a head on collision with the back end of a semi on the way home from a gig. I hit him going 65 with the cruise on. For some reason he was parked on the highway, as I came over the rise I saw him and my mind assumed he was going highway speed. Checked my mirror, started to move into the next lane, and as I looked up WHAMMO!!!!!. Cop couldn’t believe I wasn’t some drunk musician, but I was sober as a judge! That laid me up most of a year with a broken pelvis and a broken left thumb. Now I’m all rehabilitated. Recorded two other albums with Guy Schwartz, 2014’s Bourbon and Schwartz “Weed At Walmart” & the as yet un-released Guy Schwartz and the Affordables “Live”. I also have a home studio (#bourbonstudio), where the demos for this album and some of the final tracks were recorded. Writing, gigging, recording, and servicing my twin TV and Kindle addictions…that’s what I do,” smiles Billy, “Livin’ the Dream!”
Eleven original songs, plus a cover of Roger Alan Wade’s “All Likkered Up”, this album has Snarling Rockers, Humorous Rockers, Rock Power Ballads, Rock Protest Songs, a Reggae flavored Rock number, and some Blues/Rock. It Rocks.
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