San Francisco-based Buxter Hoot'n has created it's finest and most mature album to date with it's third, self-titled release. The band's Americana roots, 60s folk-inspired songwriting, classic rock backbone and pop sensibilities are all on display in this uncompromising look into the sound and spirit of the young band at a creative peak. The album was recorded in Chicago in three non-stop, magical days with a team of talented engineers and producers led by Grammy-nominated Greg Magers. The album's first single, "Blue Night", epitomizes the band's mix of the past and the present into a standout, mellow indie rock back porch swinger. The story-driven "In The Morning" lyrically echoes Bob Dylan's early loner love ballads, while retaining the fiery rock & roll that drove his mid-60s and 70s work with The Band. Dylan-esque instrumentation is also present on the soaring harmonica of "Out The Door" and the finger picked opening of "Mariel", which soon effortlessly transitions into a colorful rock world forged by the Beatles. In the spirit of 60s protest songs, "Chief Justice Shepard" questions authority figures and the fairness of the legal system. It's chorus is perhaps the most memorable on the album, with an uplifting passion in the singing and playing as the band shouts, "How do you sleep? How do you live? Chief Justice Shepard, your house is so big!" Other album highlights include the haunting fiddle showcase, "Go Get Your Gun" along with "Cover Band" and "Spill Some Juice On Me", two down home Southern rockers ala the Allman Brothers. The band's musicianship is superb throughout. Ben Andrews, one of the best young multi-instrumentalists in rock music, layers his virtuosic violin and guitar riffs with Vince Dewald's and Melissa Merrill's intense and provocative vocals, Jimmy Dewald's explorative bass style, and Jeremy Shanok's sophisticated, improvisational drumming.