'gambling days' is the third album by NY state folk/rock band tough old bird. it's full of rootsy songs about the america of days past, drawing on the influences of folk, blues and country music.
what makes tough old bird stand out is their musicianship. they are sharp but retain a nice swing to their rhythm playing, their melodic touches and solos are intricate, and they really know their way around a soft, laurel canyon style harmony. this makes sense when you realize the principal members of the band are brothers, which seems to allow them a special fraternal level of musical communication.
get it here.