Album Review: Chris Jones & The Night Drivers - "Made To Move"

World renowned acoustic music artist Chris Jones returns with his band The Night Drivers for his latest album released via powerhouse roots label Mountain Home Music Company.

On Made To Move, Chris Jones and The Night Drivers’ latest for Mountain Home Recording Company, we have a mostly-new collection of songs and each is a fantastic showcase for the tight band to showcase each member in various stages, from bassist and frequent co-writer Jon Weisberger (an IBMA “Songwriter of the Year” award winner) to mandolinist Mark Stoffel and new band member Gina Clowes on banjo. The team worked with Tim Surrett and band frontman and namesake Chris Jones producing the project with ugests including Darrin Vincent (Daily & Vincent), Brooke Aldridge, Tony Creasman, and Surrett himself, among others.

Blending uptempo songs like “Range Road 53” and “All The Ways I’m Gone” with more somber fare like “Raindrops Fell” and “Silent Goodbye” on Made To Move, the band also finds time for spirited instrumentals like “Last Frost” and “What The Heck?!” “You Always Come Back (To Hurtin’ Me)” finds the band taking on a classic Tom T. Hall song and putting their unique spin on it.

The great thing about Chris Jones and The Night Drivers as that they write and choose great songs to showcase that homespun music is still being made in a world that all too often falls for the glitz and glamor of the sound bite and trendy new tune. With a dozen strong tracks, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers deliver a strong collection of songs with Made To Move that any fans of good music should want to have in their collection and digital music catalog.