Like all cyclical movements in modern music, certain genres come and go out of favor, then they come back again, and the cycle starts all over.
That line in rock that got the qualification as ‘Southern’ that came into focus in the late ’60s, early ’70s with The Allman Brothers Band, and quite a few others actually never truly went away, it was just put back in the shadows.
Still, artists that were focusing on an upbeat combination of rock, soul, and blues, in essence, a true southern combination for many, never stopped honing their music, no matter what moment they cropped up on the scene.
Now, Crossroad Saints for some may not exactly count as originating in the South of the U.S., as they come from Indianapolis. Yet the core of the band (keyboardist Daryl Venable and rhythm section duo Mike Slack, drums/percussion, and John Slack, bass) have been around for a while and they have sussed out the essence of what modern Southern Rock should sound like. And that is equal portions of rock, soul, blues, and country, without neglecting any of those prime music forms.
A Song of Your Own presents exactly that combination, and the decades on the music scene show, both in the quality of songwriting and musicianship. Simply, it is all exemplary and reminds of the times when Southern Rock was a worldwide phenomenon.
Crossroad Saints – ‘A Song of Your Own’ Reaction
Genres come and go, but on 'A Song of Your Own' Crossroad Saints have sussed out the essence of what modern Southern Rock should sound like.