Luther Wright and the Wrongs
Instrumentality harks back to the days when country backing groups (Buck Owens’s Buckeroos or Merle Haggard’s Strangers) would release instrumental albums without their respective leaders to show the talents of the musicians. Using a similar mode, this disc is a cut-and-paste of killer licks and ripping jams. Filmmaker Ron Mann asked Wright to compose a song for his doc Go Further, but Wright didn’t stop there—he jammed out enough tracks to make this release. Instrumentality is packed with marvellous jams that reek of a good time hootenanny, and is essential for fans of Americana.