Artist: Jeff Griffith
Album: If It Ain't One Thing It's Another
Year: 2007
Label: Arrowhead Records
Order-#: Arrowhead 1700

© 2007 / Bruno Michel

End of October Jeff Griffith's debut Album, If It Ain't One Thing It's Another, was launched by Arrowhead Records. Eleven songs of smashing traditional Country Music, produced by no less a figure than Joe Stampley, who had big time success in the 70's and 80's as a solo artist and with his duet partner, Moe Bandy.

According to Jeff's Bio he sounds like a mix of George Jones, Vern Gosdin and Hank jr. Hearing the first songs, I'd say: George Strait meets John Anderson. Doesn't matter. Once you listened through the album a few times, you realize that despite these potential resemblances, Griffith has a unique sound with his ballads, Honky Tonk and Country Rock songs - a great selection of titles.

You may wonder that some songs renew the Joe Stampley / Moe Bandy era. Well, don't. Joe and his son Tony contributed seven of the eleven tracks. Not a disadvantage, I'm inclined to mention. The other four songs origin from well known songwriter icons like Dean Dillon, Frank Dycus, Arthur Leo Owens or Carmol Taylor, just to mention a few.

Listen to the uptempo Fishin' Forever or the title track If It Ain't One Thing It's Another. If you feel more like slow dancin', go for Drinkin' Thing or Whiskey Talkin'. An excellent album. Buy and enjoy.

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