Soundsmiths in Time Sawyer's Wildest Dreams!
This album was glowingly reviewed at Huffington Post, and that's a fair summary, but I'm pretty sure the "Marshall Tucker Band" reference gives a false impression. Sam Tayloe's vocal style is closer to Jim Croce than any of the (very country-inflected) vocalists for MTB. The lyrics are inventive, highly metaphorical, and thought-provoking, and the music is not so much "southern rock" as indie rock meets Appalachian-tinged New Acoustic. That's a big distinction in my book.
By turns hard-edged and tender, this is one of those albums that will have you head-bobbing one minute and scratching your head the next thinking about the lyrics. I don't know about you but I like lyrics that don't only mean one thing one way!
Mastered so as to pull the listener into the music and enable a sense of open space for every element to occupy, you might find yourself physically leaning into these songs, and that is always a Very Good Thing! Best wishes to Sam and the band for a successful release, tour and all the rest!