Review: Hunter McKithan & The Offenders "Lee Road Sessions"

Hunter McKithan & The Offenders have managed to have a successful Texas country career in just a few short years since their 2007 debut release, "Shape Of It All." And "Lee Road Sessions" continues the upward trajectory of an an artist who never fails to impress.

The five song EP begins with the rockin' "Nowhere To Go," which showcases the authentic southern rock voice of Hunter McKithan. It's followed by the melodic "Momma Save Me," which deserves to be a major Texas country chart hit. Hunter McKithan & The Offenders deliver a near-flawless performance with great lyrics written by McKithan and Shawn Camfield.

The pace slows down with the love song "Back To You" written by McKithan and Jason Nelson. This track oozes Red Dirt passion. "Solid Ground" has a great Wade Bowen meets Johnny Cooper vibe that succeeds on all levels.

The biggest surprise on the album is "Baby Roll On," and the fine musicianship of The Offenders deserves special attention. Likewise, Hunter McKithan's vocals have never sounded better.

"Lee Road Sessions" is a triumph of Red Dirt musical skill for Hunter McKithan & The Offenders. Plus, for a recording that costs less than five dollars, it's the best bargain of the year. Indeed, "Lee Road" is a place you'll want to visit again and again.