Released: Jul 2012
Label: Southern Ground/Atlantic
Zac Brown has described Uncaged as a "country-Southern rock-bluegrass-reggae-jam" record. It's quite a mouthful, but it's also an accurate tag for the band's multifaceted sound. Uncaged features shades of '70s lite rockers James Taylor("Goodbye in Her Eyes") and The Eagles ("Last But Not Least"), along with Southern rock ("Uncaged") and the breezy, country-tinged island sound of Jimmy Buffett and Kenny Chesney ("Jump Right In," "Island Song"). Together, these shades saturate ZBB's sound with the kind of diverse, colorful palette that both country fans and jam-hungry hippies love.