Benjamin Booker. Photo supplied.
Nick Bollinger reviews a new album of outlaw country from veteran Texan songwriter Billy Joe Shaver; a summer-themed set from Auckland surf-rock quartet Beach Pigs; and talks to New Orleans-based Benjamin Booker about the blues-punk fusion of his startling debut.
Artist: Benjamin Booker
Songs: Have You Seen My Son?, Chippewa, Violent Shiver, Wicked Waters, Happy Home
Album: Benjamin Booker
Artist: Billy Joe Shaver
Songs: Sunbeam Special, The Git Go, Last Call For Alcohol, I’ll love You As Much As I Can,
Checkers & Chess, American Me, Hard To Be An Outlaw
Album: Long In The Tooth
Artist: Beach Pigs
Songs: XOXO, Day Dreamer, Night Surfing, Big Peach, Catch Up In The Sun, Heartbreaker
Composer: Beach Pigs
Album: Grom Warfare
Label: Beach Pigs