Best Roots Recording - 2002
Drag the River
Drag the River's Chad Price is the lead vocalist of All, and colleague Jon Snodgrass hails from Armchair Martian -- so Closed must be high-energy punk, right? Not even close. The album is filled with hard-drinking tales of life and loss accompanied by plenty of cohort Zach Boddicker's pedal-steel. It's not country, it's not rock, and it's not a combination of these genres that any of the Eagles could relate to. Instead, it's gutsy, sincere music straight from the heart -- and the bottom of a bottle.