Smokey and spirited, the new album Temper Of The Times is an Americana send-up from East Nashville, Tennessee singer/songwriter Kent Eugene Goolsby. With a weathered voice and timeless themes, Temper Of The Times comes fully realized as a dense, yet catchy collection of songs about the transitional moments that come to define our lives. With lines like “You never know what it takes to survive - until you’ve lived” - from “Rock Of Ages” and “An old man's days are hours... and youth seemed so routine” - from “Time Of My Life”, Kent romanticises the journey rather than the destination.
Influenced by such musical heavyweights as Bruce Springsteen & Bob Dylan as well as southern authors Cormac McCarthy & Larry Brown -Temper Of The Times finds Kent at his most lyrically ambitious, while grounding the sound in 70’s era production. Rollicking guitars give way to scorched earth, Neil Young-like solos and a grooving rhythm section punctuates the album throughout.
While the lingering significance of being raised in a small Tennessee town weaves its way throughout the album (“We were subject to superstition and measured by myths - We had big ideas but a small town address” - from “Beyond The Frame”), it’s presence is distilled through a decade of songs, shows and seeking. Temper Of The Times is an album for the seekers, those who believe the journey is far from over.
released November 11, 2016
Kent Eugene Goolsby - Vocals, Guitar
Steve Daly - Guitar
Dan Eubanks - Bass
Joey Kneiser - Drums, Percussion
Anna Leigh Goolsby - Vocals
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Joey Kneiser
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