The Star Room Boys, Why Do Lonely Men And Women Want To Break Each Others Hearts?

Peter Blackstock

By Peter Blackstock

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Many of the alternative-country bands in the mid-to-late '90s were less concerned with the "alternative" side of the equation than with the classic sounds of country that had gone missing from mainstream radio. The Star Room Boys were among the best of these revivalists; singer Dave Marr was a natural, and they had an ace-in-the-hole with pedal steel whiz John Neff, who decorated the band's repertoire with remarkable reels and runs that worked within the structure of the songs rather than dominating them.