The Good Intentions consist of R.Peter Davies (lead vocals and guitar), Gabrielle Monk (vocals) and Frank Roskell (electric guitar and vocals), and whilst based in the UK this record oozes the influences of the Byrds, The Long Ryders and Neil Young (Harvest era).
It’s a quiet record with mandolin and pedal steel, combining with the trio’s understated vocals and guitar plucking taking front stage. On songs such as ‘You Love Jimmy Rodgers’, ‘You Can’t Call It Country’ and ‘She’s In A George Jones Mood’ the band lay down their country template.
On the final track ‘From Liverpool To Nashville’ the band are looking back at their influences and looking forward to that trip to the home of country music, and on this evidence The Good Intentions will be welcomed with open arms there.
The Good Intentions are from Liverpool and this is their debut CD, mainly recorded in Sack The Cat Studios in Liverpool. The songs were then sent over to California where Charlie McGovern from Boronda Records added further contributions from various studio musicians such as Mike Stinson, Rick Shea and Rob Douglas.
This record needs to be discovered by the likes Bob Harris (Country) to get more airplay that this stellar CD richly deserves. In a similar vein to the Rockingbirds who failed to make any real impact let’s wish The Good Intentions better luck.
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