Last Last Chance
Label: Wrasse Records
With a countrified take on heartland rock, the Randy Rogers Band has a familiar sound (there's a Mellencamp feel to many of the songs), yet Burning the Day is indelibly stamped with Brady Black's amazing fiddle work and Rogers' poetic way with turning a phrase. With a keen eye towards relationships, Rogers sings, "Let's drive through town/ Down to the lake/ We'll beg the moon to take its time stealing the day," in "Interstate." Other highlights include the gritty, arid "Damn the Rain," "Missing You Is More Than I Can Do" and "I Met Lonely Tonight."