THE GEORGIA FLOOD
PEOPLE LIKE OURSELVES
TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT–BETTER NT TOGETHER–SLEEPLESS NIGHTS–WHISTLE KING–JAILHOUSE–PASSPORT–THE RACE
We have been fans of the young men who make up The Georgia Flood for a while now. We first heard them when they were a fledgling blues-oriented band, but on their latest EP, “People Like Ourselves,” they strike a decidedly-alt-rock chord over the course of these seven originals. Brothers Brooks Mason and Lane Kelly have been playing together since their early teens, and they get their rock groove on with this set.
They kick off with a heavy groove, in the tale of a lover, who begs the question, “as she turns around and locks the door, Tell Me What You Want, tell me where you need it.” When that relationship hits the skids, tho, you find yourself asking, “where do we go from here?” It’s entitled, “Better Not Together,” and the staccato guitar lines and cool harmonies keep this one flowing. The fellows get downright Dylan-esque with the acoustic leanings of “Jailhouse,” which asks the moral question, “is it ever enough when you have too much?”
Our favorite closed the set. You might be able to take the brothers out of the blues, but you can’t take the blues outta the brothers. This is evident in the blues-rock cut, “ThehRace I race, I don’t always win–been down on the bottom since I don’t know when!”
Already a staple on stations such as KROQ in LA, Q101 in Chicago, and 99X down in th’ ATL, The Georgia Flood have matured into insightful lyricists with outstanding guitar chops, making “People Like Ourselves” well-worth checking out! Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues Society.