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Bob Wayne: Till The Wheels Fall Off

Good old boy gets badass.

If Bob Wayne has a fraction as much fun as it sounds like he’s having here, few of us would even try to compete.

A riot of frantic bluegrass, dark country wit, rockabilly cool and punk attitude, Till The Wheels Fall Off is the wildest of rides.

Bouncing maniacally from the tongue-in-cheek There Ain’t No Diesel Trucks In Heaven to the rollicking, self-explanatory raised middle finger of Fuck The Law, murders, drugs, bigamy, booze, lashings of casual sex and the draw of the wide open road zing past in a blur of banjos and fiddles.

At once playful and thoughtful, Wayne bombards the listener with 13 fully formed short stories that spring into life and drag you into their world, whether he’s singing from his own perspective or, in the case of Lyza and A Pistol And A 100 Dollar Bill, romantically rendered outlaws.

Class may have been left at the door, but there’s plenty of heart to be found.

Emma has been writing about music for 25 years, and is a regular contributor to Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog and Louder. During that time her words have also appeared in publications including Kerrang!, Melody Maker, Select, The Blues Magazine and many more. She is also a professional pedant and grammar nerd and has worked as a copy editor on everything from film titles through to high-end property magazines. In her spare time, when not at gigs, you’ll find her at her local stables hanging out with a bunch of extremely characterful horses.