From: GA, United States
Genre: Country, Country, Folk
"After years of comprehensive study in my lonely sound lab I've come to the conclusion that the best alt.country music is alt.country music that can be played loud, you know, like Rock and Roll. While listening to True Story from Atlanta band Stovall I found myself constantly twisting the volume knob to the hurtin' side of the dial. So loud in the lab, in fact, that my hound dog had to abandon his usual spot by my side and amble off -- he has lousy taste in music, though.
Comprised of several veterans of the Atlanta music scene, they aren't afraid to let their rock roots show as evidenced by the raucous opening cut, "Stray Dog." Driving beats and snarling slide guitars pack a wallop of attitude and rule the disc, though they still manage to play nice with the occasional banjo. Even slow, sad numbers like "Misery" beg for a higher volume and not just drown out the "tink, tink, tink" of your tears on falling on your half-finished PBR tall boy, but because of the sonic wall that backs the vocals. True Story is a fun and meaty foray into twang-rock and well worth a turn of your volume knob."
9.5 Squeaky Rubber Ducks out of 11 -Cholly LaFrance, The Clountowne Thrifty Shopper Gazette