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Ben Jarrell CD "Troubled Times" Country Roots Records

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Ben Jarrell has turned in one hell of a debut album with Troubled Times.  It hits a lot of cornerstones of outlaw country from murder, trucking, prison, the road and then some.  If you like outlaw country, you should own this album, period.  For every hard driving outlaw country number like “Gearjammer Blues”. there is a tearjerker like “My Old Friend” waiting around the corner.  I can’t wait for the next one.  Troubled Times Comes out Friday March 29th, 2019.  You can check all upcoming tour dates on the band’s website and we will be seeing the band at Muddy Roots Music Festival 2019.

Favorite Tracks : Troubled Times In A Tribal Town, Gearjammer Blues, My Old Friend, Black Helicopter, The Flyer, Highway Whine, Daddy’s Prison Radio

Ben Jarrell – Troubled Times (2019)

  1. Troubled Times In A Tribal Town
  2. Gearjammer Blues
  3. Marissa
  4. My Old Friend
  5. Big Iron Train
  6. Black Helicopter
  7. The Flyer
  8. Highway Whine
  9. Daddy’s Prison Radio
  10. Colorado Bound

2019 is a banner year for debut albums and this one is no different.  Ben Jarrell is a name that has been around the roots scene for a bit.  He had a somewhat rootsy bluegrass band called Gators In The Sawgrass before releasing his self titled solo EP last year.  This is Ben’s first full length record and his first release for the new Country Roots Records label associated with Muddy Roots Music Recordings.  I don’t say this lightly when I say that this album reminds me of the first time I heard Sturgill Simpson’s High Top Mountain.  It has a similar vibe throughout the entire record.  It’s that good.    -Gary Hayes Country


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