After breaking through with their DYI effort Ain’t Goin’ Back To Jail, JB and the Moonshine Band have released their follow-up album Beer For Breakfast through Average Joes Entertainment and it finds the four piece band (JB Patterson, Gabe Guevara, Hayden McMullen and Chris Flores) from East Texas ready to take on the world. The immediate thing to know about the album is that the production is much better, something JB attributes to actually “having a budget” to record the record.
Beer For Breakfast kicks off with the rollicking title track and Texas chart single (already Top 30 there) and while it definitely feels like a Texas-style honky tonker, the song still isn’t ‘too rock’ for mainstream audiences. It shows off the band’s tight sound, a sound that is further showcased on the fun “Dog,” a tune which compares the non-complaining love of man’s best friend with that of a nagging woman. It’s a theme that’s been explored before but still manages to sound fresh enough to suggest a potential radio single. Another strong rockin’ song that recalls Cross Canadian Ragweed is “Yes.” The song, which is the last of the twelve tracks on the album, showcases the quartet’s ability to bring the southern country rock and is without a doubt a song that will certainly be a highlight of their concerts.