Open That Gate
The third album for Nashville stalwarts John England & the Western Swingers, Open that Gate features 10 great originals and 3 songs popularized by Texas heroes Bob Wills, Milton Brown and Floyd Tillman. As always with this band, variety keeps things spicy. Five different lead singers deliver a wide assortment of material. The Bob Wills-sounding title track, the pensive â€œOld Townâ€, the lively fiddle tune â€œNeelyâ€™s Bend Quick Stepâ€ and the sentimental â€œWaltz for Sue Annâ€ are among the valuable additions to the Western Swingersâ€™ repertoire. Featuring terrific art design by Garrett Rittenberry (Guerilla Design), and an environmentally friendly DigiPak case, Open that Gate was mostly mixed and mastered by Matt Spicher, whoâ€™s produced and engineered for big shots like Johnny Cash, Marty Stuart, and Pam Tillis. Even if youâ€™ve never caught one of the bandâ€™s sets at Robertâ€™s Western World while knocking back a cold PBR and a cheeseburger, youâ€™re really going to fall for this one.