By Joshua Wallace
This new record Here ‘Tis is actually my first experience listening to Eleven Hundred Springs. This band has been around the Texas scene since 1998 and has released more than 10 records at this point. Eleven Hundred Springs come across as a true country band. Everything you’d ask for is here from fiddle to pedal steel and some really good song writing from Matt Hillyer and company.
I dig the acoustic guitar lick that opens up “Miles Apart”. From there, the track settles into a groove that is funky and smooth at the same time. I dig the solo work on this track as well. Moving on, “Let’s Move Out To The Country” picks up the pace a bit on a track that has the classic theme of a country boy looking to get out of the city. I love the dueling fiddle and pedal steel solo on this one. Some good stuff here.
Probably my favorite track on this record is “The Song You’ll Never Hear”. It’s about those alone and quiet moments and the song we only have for us. This isn’t a topic you see often in music and I’m liking it here. Finally, “Let Me Be Your Man” is a great up tempo track that starts off with some good fiddling and never lets up. As with the rest of the record, the solo work here is phenomenal and you get solos from electric guitar, pedal steel guitar and fiddle on this one.
Eleven Hundred Springs is a long running country band out of Texas that is known for quality country music and this album does not disappoint. The musicianship is stellar throughout this record as is the songwriting. I don’t know if this band ever tours the southeast, but I would love to see them live at some point. In the meantime, you should give Here ‘Tis and the rest of their discography a chance if you’re like me and are just getting into this band. Here ‘Tis is out everywhere you can find good music as of Friday January 17th, 2020.
Favorite Tracks :Miles Apart, Let’s Move Out To The Country, The Song You’ll Never Hear, Let Me Be Your Man
Eleven Hundred Springs – Here ‘Tis (2020)
- This Morning It Was Too Late
- All Jokes Aside
- Miles Apart
- Fair Weather Friend
- Let’s Move Out To The Country
- The Song You’ll Never Hear
- Looking Back
- Let Me Be Your Man
- Let Tomorrow Wait and See
- Nobody Cares