CD: Ike Reilly’s “Hard Luck Stories”

June 1st, 2010, 12:36 pm by Greg

Ike Reilly: Hard Luck Stories(Rock Ridge Music, 2010):

Ike Reilly is a true rock & roll believer, and he’s been churning out smart, booze-soaked, sometimes desperate tales of love – or at least sex – for a while now, usually credited to the Ike Reilly Assassination.

This time around, he’s spiced things up a bit with contributions from like-minded musical compadres like Shooter Jennings (“The War on the Terror and the Drugs”) and Cracker bandmates David Lowery and Johnny Hickman (the homegrown gardening ode “The Ballad of Jack and Haley”), but there’s no question that this is Reilly’s album.

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