Roots Rock quintet specialize in collegiate Country (or Alt Country, as they say out here). In fact, these recordings were taken from a gathering at a university's freshman orientation. Mandolin picking accompanies twangy guitars and a singer with a voice like the late Shannon Hoon. Kudzu Kings are all talented musicians and songwriters. The keyboard player seems to channel The Band's Garth Hudson with his nitty gritty organ grinds and boogie-woogie rhythms that help glue the drums and bass together.