Double CD set. 18 previously unreleased originals, 16 alternative versions of old favorites and more. Some tracks on the physical CD are not included on the downloadable version. The download price has been adjusted accordingly.
Counting his work with the Gear Daddies, this can be considered Minnesota roots-rocker Martin Zellar's fifth album. It is easily his most realized work in every way, whether performance, songwriting, musicianship or production."
As leader of the late Gear Daddies, Martin Zellar chronicled the ups and downs of small-town life with unaffected insight and gut-level intensity. On his own, and now with his new band, the Hardways, the underappreciated Minnesotan has focused on the gap between the heady promise of youth and the harsh realities of adulthood with a similarly resonant mix."
Born Under is as moving a piece of confessional pop as you're likely to hear these days, a tuneful, lovely-on-the-surface song cycle of reflective country-rock musings that only barely conceal some rather world-class emotional turmoil beneath. Think of it, if you will, as a twenty-something's Blood on the Tracks."