Gary Hayes Country Magnolia Roads Anniversary Show Review

By Gary Hayes

Mr. James Scott Bullard is dropping his new album tonight called Full Tilt Boogie and you can read more about that HERE. Several websites have given Mr. James a lot of attention lately in the local scenes, and he has been out on the road working relentlessly. He opened with “Lord Have Mercy” from the new album, along with the next song “Heartless Woman”. Mr. James has self admittedly proclaimed most of his songs are of the jaded type of love gone wrong, like the song “Warpath”. Now mind you, acoustic they sound a little different than on the album with a full band..but that’s alright.Both times I went to see him play here he did a truly fine job up there, especially on songs like “Wicked Ways” tonight, hell it got an applause two separate times. More heavier tunes like “Evil Lovin” that had the different guitar tones made them sound different just acoustic.“Voo Doo” was one I never heard live before and after that he played “The Next Tear” and “Hey hey Mama” both offerings from Full Tilt Boogie, I thought his set list here tonight promoted the album well.  He played a few more before playing “Back To You”. I particularly enjoyed his closing of the set when he played my favorite song called “Jesus,Jail Or Texas”. I have a pretty good feeling you’ll be hearing many more great things to come from this man.