Carriage on the Hill
A Carriage On The Hill is a phenomenal debut for the Athens, GA singer-songwriter. The former frontman for Rags and current leader of the Tinfoil Stars has created a top-notch record of roots rock full of clever, catchy songs and top notch playing. Recorded with David Barbe at Chase Park Transductions Studios, Carriage shows the master producer's touch with it's mixture of early Beatles' rhythm section anchored by bassist Jon Mills and drummer Jim Allen, Replacements-style rock guitar and Ferrelle's over-the-top warbling vocals. Ferrelle pens straight-ahead rock tunes that boast plenty of country twang, which comes off as both familar and refreshing thanks to his knack for clever wordplay. Like the best singer-songwriters, Ferrelle gets inside a song, cutting to the bone of the matter and exposing truths that affect the listeners. In other words, he may not be singing directly to you, but you can always relate. Matt Thompson, Flagpole Magazine.