To the Last Drop
Recorded during the 2009-2010 NHL Regular Season in Winnipeg, MB, these songs deal with life in Alberta's oil patch, where singer/songwriter Sheldon Birnie grew up. Mixed by Lloyd Peterson during the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs. ''The second album from this Winnipeg-based alt-country act is an ode to the fast money and bad living of the oilpatch boom-towns near where singer/songwriter Sheldon Birnie grew up. There's dumb, stupid fun here - especially on Dang Double Dang It (every rounder anywhere has had a night or two like this) and Friday Nights - but it's mostly overshadowed by the bleak emptiness of life without choices ( Christ was a Cowboy, 100W of Fun). Instrumental cut Teardrops Don't Lie reveals some real chops in this mostly acoustic quintet, but I also found myself thinking that some of these songs might take on Drive-By Truckers proportions in CFTBG was a rock band.' - John Kendle, Uptown Magazine'