A drug for your ears, Lang swagger-rocks in a continuing quest towards the best ax slingers in town, a ticket punching-process to the pantheon of blues gods.
Considering the longevity that blues artists must produce for, it's a long ride, surely, but from the hard rocking bluesy mind-blower "Still Rainin'" to the slower anthem "Leave to Stay", his voice is his best hope, and the licks on the guitar are also solid if a mite predictable. Regardless, this man makes it sound like he was born strapped to a Stratocastor, and perhaps he was -- Lang was touring the farms and juke joints in the midwest when he was 14.
"Still Rainin" is the best track on the album, no doubt, and the ballad "Breakin' Me"...
It's hard to imagine that, like an even younger Shannon Curfman, there is something true behind these songs, the smoky knowledge of life that make the older blues gods so intriguing and the songs so powerful. But let's give props to patience, the guy's not even 21.