Standing outside their tour van on the verge of departing for the road, Mic Harrison & the High Score resemble some scruffy fellows who have shown up to move your furniture. That’s the first good sign. There’s also the fact that Harrison launched his career as part of the short-lived but iconic alt.country outfit the V-Roys with Scott Miller, as well as serving with Superdrag. After a stint as a solo guy, Harrison gathered musical forces with guitarist Robbie Trosper under the present moniker, releasing a slate of quality alt.country LPs to positive critical acclaim (though they’d still have no problem showing up for your couch without attracting the neighbors’ attention).
The band’s new release, Vanishing South, trades in a strain of alt.country that’s more common on the stages of small town dives than on your favorite radio station or on the shelves of that great record store that doesn’t really exist anymore. Think Bottle Rockets. Blue Mountain. Maybe some of the rootsier dBs? A Mic Harrison & the High Score number is constructed from the guitar out, never more busy than necessary, but always smarter than you’d expect… (READ FULL REVIEW HERE)