by Deryl Dodd
Released: May 2006
Holy honky-tonk, Bakersfield Batman! Somebody sure loves Buck Owens and Dwight Yoakam. "Wearin' a Hole" digs its spurs into Deryl Dodd's sixth album with adoration for that little patch of California that rests below the I-5's Grapevine. "Thanks to the Man" overflows with vintage Telecasters and George Jones-inspired inflections. The fiddles echo Bob Wills' best and "Into Outlaw" name-drops Jessi Colter in the coolest (and cutest) way possible.