CD REVIEW: Hill Country Revue "Zebra Ranch"

Zebra Ranch
Ever since the creation of Hill Country Revue, an offshoot of the North Mississippi Allstars, it seemed as though it was a new band doing the same thing. That notion is squashed with their latest album which maximizes the rock aspect of their down south country blues. The Dickinsons outdo themselves with their newest release, and songs like the first single "Raise Your Right Hand" are proof positive that the rock and roll is alive and well in the hearts and souls of the members of this band. The biggest treat of them all is that the album closes with a cover version of the Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses," which is far and away one of the best Stones covers ever recorded by anyone. Hill Country Revue may just be a secondary incarnation of an idea that started live on stage at Bonnaroo, but the band and the music it cranks out is the real deal and way more than just a side project.