Ryan Bingham and The Dead Horses – Roadhouse Sun (Lost Highway / Universal Music Canada)

Bingham.jpgListening to Ryan Bingham’s sophomore record, you’d swear he has lived a full life of heartache and pain in the relatively short 28 years he has inhabited this earth. Comparisons to The Black Crowes are warranted (especially considering ex-Crowe Marc Ford is in the producer’s chair) but so would comparisons to someone like Steve Earle or Bob Dylan; Bingham is a hell of a story-teller and tends to stick to the Americana end of the spectrum.


Highlights include the rootsy Dylan’s Hard Rain and Tell My Mother I Miss Her So while the group flexes its rockin’ guitar abilities quite capably on the anthemic Bluebird and Roadhouse Blues.