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Brent Cobb's 'King Of Alabama' Choogles For A Fallen Road Dog

The country-rock troubadour pays tribute to a friend and mentor. Providence Canyon is out May 11.
Brent Cobb's new album, Providence Canyon, comes out May 11. Source: Don Van Cleave

One reason it's hard to fully understand Southern rock until you've actually lived in the South is that its rhythms mirror a particular experience: choogling down the road way past the Mason-Dixon line. The highways in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Louisiana are somehow different than other rural or . The bass and drums maneuver deftly, like the weave of a truck in the passing lane; the guitars jump and bubble like humidity turning into rain on the windshield.

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