Album Review of
Barb Wire
Chuck Johnson & Charlyhorse

Written by Duane Verh
December 1, 2015 - 12:00am EST
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Making just one more case for the fertile Americana ground that is Carolina, Chuck Johnson and crew serve up one of the tastier efforts in the genre this year. Mr. J is a durable vocalist and skillful songsmith, delivering a set well stocked with varied, roots-bound fare.  The band shows up strong with solid fretwork, well placed piano touches and, when called upon, righteous harmonies.  Standouts include “Birmingham”, “Raylean” and “Sugarcane”.