Jim Stringer & the AM Band
Pick It Up (The Music Room)
Reviewed by Jim Caligiuri, Fri., June 3, 2016
Eight years have passed between albums, but Pick It Up, Jim Stringer's 14th, feels like he never paused. The man simply revels in from-the-heart country music that's elegantly played and presented with a broad sense of humor. An album about making choices and their consequences, Stringer and his all-star band can play heartbreak ("This Time It's Different"), jovial ("Deep Fat Fried"), or jazzy ("Baker's Half Dozen") as smooth as any country outfit around.