Currently, singles from Dirty Water are appearing regularly on AllSouthernRock.com, an internet radio site, and the five-piece outfit is playing across the state throughout October.
Now this is Southern rock, with twang and grit and a bit of a drawl, and all those things are dangerous nowadays. Why? Because people who fear country music can lump everything with twang into a gaping black hole. But this music here rests squarely apart from the likes of Toby Keith. Sample a few tracks, and you’ll see that this band seems to have some of the same problem rockists and other music fans have with contemporary country – even the popular singles claiming to be influenced by rock ‘n’ roll.
Their music, which has been expertly produced and stands ready-to-blare, deals with rural settings, the mighty Mississippi, guts, blood and gasoline. But the Columbus band is smart about it, and the melodies ring out with a one-two punch of distorted guitar and the vocals of frontman Brad Williams.
On tracks like “Little Miss Misery” and “Dirty Water,” the band manages to avoid the melodramatic mall-core of Nickelback and the boots-‘n’-gravy nonsense of most mainstream country music. The results are a handful of decent tracks perfect for a late night at a local saloon.