Country music isn’t the most popular mainstream music to listen to. However, Michael Van and The Movers, are making it real hard not to give it a listen. They are an alternative country band with original takes on the country sound we’re used to hearing. Michael Van born in Georgia, goes in deep with his music from the exploration of fear and love with discovering the self or no self, just diving into the truth of reality and going back to the simplicity of life.
Alan Bond plays his famous mandolin and strong vocals, hints of bluegrass in his songwriting. Pete Ahonen has a whiskey drinker’s voice, Legendary Larry Lawson slaps the bass, and Bob Skye, who was once a former recording engineer, is on drums and percussion. Their new LP “A Little More Country, ” has thirteen tracks on it of pure soulful country music. The first song on the LP sets a tone for the rest of the songs on the LP. They really get in tune with the origins of country music, like their song “Getting Drunk On A Monday” really sounds soulful and comes from a deeper place in the heart. One song entitled “Juanita” really shows the realities of some women in the south just trying to find a better life in the U.S.A.
Michael Van and the Movers hit the spot with good old country music.