For the Commonwealth
On the bands second release, "For The Commonwealth" they pick up the pace a bit and en-list producer/engineer Jason Rubal to capture the sound and direction the band is taking. Stepping up production value, the new album was produced and engineered by Jason Rubal at Seventh Wave studio in Harrisburg, PA. The eleven songs on "For The Commonwealth" scream to be listened to from front to back. Without sacrificing the story songs the band is so known for they've created a record that is more polished and realized the their first release "Journal". With a perfect balance of ballads and barn burners the band again added the pedal steel work of Dave Hadley and Trent Peetchaka on the organs. Kristen Books adds some very sweet harmony vocal and long time member Dan Gallagher is unleashed and his guitar work really ties it all together. Dan Fidler and Jack Books round out a rhythm section that will make you think the kick drum and bass guitar are the same instrument. This album is a must listen! Booker Lee's songwriting has also matured and his vocals and melodies help to drive the stories home. Overall the content and subjects of the songs are more up lifting and positive than previous releases. There is a perfect mix all out rockers and sighing ballads as the eleven song album was produced from a pool of over twenty new song's. When asked about the release the band simply says, "we just wanted to make a great rock & roll record!"