|Gretchen Wilson “Right On Time”
Review By: Robbie Huff
Gretchen Wilson gears up to release her new album “Right On Time,” and fans of the artist may be interested in what they find.
“Right On Time” has no shortage of what has made Wilson a country music star. Many songs are driven by heavy guitars. So much so in fact that one song called “My Truck” references rock guitar legend Eddie Van Halen.
Tracks like “Dust & Bone” and “The Well Run Dry” feature very distorted guitars, which sound great and fit well with the attitude Wilson brings across in the more up-tempo songs. These are the anthems that Wilson is most known for, and “Right On Time” has that high energy feel in many of the tracks.
What is most surprising about this album is what lies in between the rock. Scattered throughout the album is a mixture of blues, soul, jazz, comedy and even funk.
“Grandma” is a hilarious song about a 92-year-old grandmother getting stoned for the first time. As funny as this song is, I couldn’t help but feel that I had received a life lesson after hearing it.
Songs like “Birds Of A Feather” and “I’ve Been In Love” have a groove and a feel that I’m not sure I have ever heard on a country album. If it were not for Wilson’s voice, many of the tracks on the album wouldn’t even have a country feel at all to them, but the songs are so good that it is easy to forget or even care what kind of album you are listening to. Good music pulls you in no matter the genre, and “Right On Time” does this with many of the 13 songs on the album.
Whether it be rock, blues, country, soul, or funk, whatever this album is it is good. The pacing of the album is done very well. Never does the album seem to repeat its vibe or even its tempo. It bounces seamlessly from hard rock to slow piano driven jazz. It would seem that Gretchen Wilson is back, and she is “Right On Time.”