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The Stone Cold Roosters
PO Box 58
East Montpelier, VT 05651 USA
Central Vermont honky-tonk country band The Stone Cold Roosters, a pet project of versatile acoustic musician, producer and composer Colin McCaffrey, is a deck full of aces. Their second CD release, Anywhere West, showcases the undeniable and varied skills of each of the outfit’s six members seven, counting guest keyboardist Chuck Eller. And, most notably, it highlights their impressive talents as veteran performers and songwriters.
With the exception of a sweet cover of Neil Young’s “Sugar Mountain,” all of the songs are originals penned by band members. The musical bill of fare ranges from guitarist Ted Mortimer’s Commander Cody-esque “One Bad Habit” to drummer and guitarist Roy Cutler’s mournful love ballad “Scattered.”
- Robert Resnik, Seven Days 12-16-09
Best Country Album Tammie award!
This year, as in 2008, we award the Stone Cold Roosters for their second album "Anywhere West." This sextet has successfully melded Western swing, country, honky-tonk, and blues into a very listenable, danceable and sometimes comical album. The band, led by East Montpelier's Colin McCaffrey, works these several musical elements easily into its 14-song set. Sophomore efforts often fall flat because there is not enough juice to sustain another after the initial effort. Not so in this instance. If "Out of the Woods," which won the award last year, was really good, "Anywhere West" is even better. From the opening cut, the tongue in cheek "It's All Coming Back to Me Now," a George Jones-style got-drunk-and-screwed-up theme, to the final 14th track, "Scattered," the Roosters give us 52 minutes of well-crafted songs played by top Vermont professionals. This is a band consisting of superb musicians who write great material.
- Art Edelstein, The Times Argus - January 1 2010