Just Look Around

Pretty much all day I have been listening to “Just Look Around”, the new album from Mother Jane. (I’ve since learned that they’ve changed their name from Mother Jane to the Beth Burden Band, due to the number of other bands named Mother Jane.)

So, full disclosure – they’re our next-door neighbors, and watch our dog when we go on vacation, so perhaps I’m a little biased … but I love this record.

I’m not really sure what to call the style. I suppose I’d call it folk music, but it really resists categorization.

I’m especially fond of “Big Wheel”, which talks about the joy of getting on your Big Wheel and riding away. Another favorite is Sweet Wildwood.

There’s also a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” which is, in my opinion, better than the original.

I know most of you have never heard of this band, but you should. They’ve got three records in the iTunes store now, and you should give them a listen. And follow @bethburden on Twitter, too, while you’re at it, so you can see where they’ll be in concert.