Round up a country band and an early R&B group with three lead vocalist, weave in a hefty amount of vocal harmony and witty turns-of-phrase, and let ‘em rock out like The Band. The sound of roots music mavericks Western Centuries sits at these crossroads, and their debut album Weight of the World introduces a band as skillful in their musicianship as they are innovative in their writing. With upbeat, barroom dance numbers, lilting, introspective tunes of heartbreak, and everything in between, the album strikes an oft-strived-for but rarely achieved balance between genre-busting experimentation and thoughtful continuity.
“This record and band hits the spot. The songs are cool, smart, deep and fun ( the way I like my swimming pools). They’re rooted in classic country with a twist.” —Jim Lauderdale