January 25, 2008
I’m a sucker for a train song that uses steel guitar to make that lonesome whistle sound. So before Bentley’s vocals even kicked in, I was hooked. I love the rise and fall in intensity, the delicate intertwining of the electric guitar and the steel. There’s a real craftsmanship at work here.
Long Trip Alone is one of the best themed albums of recent years, best heard in a full listen. Still, the songs sound pretty darn good all by themselves, too. Hopefully, this will entice a few more people to check out that album.
Written by Brett Beavers, Jim Beavers & Dierks Bentley
Listen: Trying to Stop Your Leaving