Although Jimmy Lehoux is known as an artist with not only style but substance, he is one whose life is steeped in the old and honored traditions of country. His music though is completely his own style, honoring the past but not living in it. He’s a cowboy from New Hampshire who lives life on his own terms and he and the Lehousiana Boys pack clubs with their emotional grass roots music.
They have opened for Alabama, Charlie Daniels, Pam Tillis, Marshall Tucker, Molly Hatchet and Little Feat to name a few. They took the time to record 13 new tracks – thus the album title “Thirteen” and they are all great country listening!
“Twenty Toes in the Sand” is a Jimmy Buffet inspired song about……well, putting your twenty toes in the sand!!! The opening of this song will take you immediately to a beach, somewhere, with somebody, with the perfect view, Margaritas in hand, steel drums playing --- well you get the picture! It’s a vacation inspired song that will take you from the cold shores of wherever you are to a suite for two over the ocean with the warm breezes blowing! Enjoy the thought!! Or just let this song inspire you to book an ocean suite with someone, put your twenty toes in the sand and count your blessings!!
“What I Live For” is a ballad about love and life. He has a job, friends and family but what he lives for is the one he’d die for and what he dreams of every waking moment. It’s a heartfelt love song written from the heart about pictures in a wallet, ring on the hand with her initials on it and having huge hopes for the future.
“I Remember When” is a catchy tune remembering drive in movies late at night, convertibles and wind through her hair while chasing dreams. It’s a cute love song about looking at his love and remembering the fun times they’ve had! Wild and free – young and in love – and holding all those wonderful memories close. Now – can you remember when too?
The CD rounds out with “The Way Things Are”, Even When It Rains”, “Close to Me”, Discovering You”, “Waiting Room”, “Turn Off My Heart”, “Leave It Alone”, "Days of Sand and Shovels", “I’m Taking It Back” and “Gone For Good”.
This CD is a good mixture of country songs with some heartfelt ballads and happy songs to get you up and moving, or just relaxing and thinking back with your own thoughts. Jimmy Lehoux is up and coming – follow him on his own website www.jimmylehoux.net, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Reverbnation and his own YouTube channel. Pick up the CD and sit back for a wonderful musical ride!
Calamity Annie, CMTT Music Contributor
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