Boise, Idaho-based Jonathan Warren and The Billy Goats is a self-described “progressive psychobilly folk grass” band. Warren and the Goats describe the genre as “foot stomping music that makes you want to drink a beer and eat a biscuit.” Because I’m always up for an excuse to justify a biscuit, that description sounded delicious enough to take a listen.
The band, which has gained a strong regional following, released A Little Something Stronger Than Wine (Amazon MP3 & Spotify) in 2011, their second album. Just given the genre, I expected something similar to the Felice Brothers, but it’s not (thank God) like that. The album has quite a bit of variety, with roots in Warren’s Appalachian upbringing, but for an overall finish of modern Americana rock.
The band recently released two videos that feature two songs off of their forthcoming album due out this Spring. “GreyHound” is darker tune with a Brownbird-esque kind of sound. The second video introduces the band to the backdrop of their song, “Coin Toss.”