For anyone who cries out that Southern Rock is dead, I have two words for your butt....Skinny Molly. Mike Estes ain’t about to let our legacy go away, even if he has to single handedly hold it up to the light.
The former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist leads the four-man Skinny Molly in a set of absolutely Southern Rockin’ tunes that vacillate between the blues of “Whiskey, Cocaine and Blues” (a personal favorite) to the hard rockin’ “Straight Shooter” and the “Shooter Jennings meets Ronnie Van Zant” sounds of “Me and The Devil Himself,” another instant classic.
Skinny Molly is no one trick pony. Besides swampy Southern Rock and blues, they can churn out a country rocker pop song like nobody’s business, as in “Better Than I Should.” Looking for some classic Skynyrd sound? There’s plenty of that peppered throughout the CD, including “High Price of Low Livin,’” a song I believe ol’ Ronnie himself would have loved to sing.
With No Good Deed, Skinny Molly stand and deliver the goods in abundance. Dr. Buffalo’s prescription is take one Skinny Molly CD, add one bottle of Jim Beam, one rocking chair, one front porch, one hound dog, one Southern sunset. Add all ingredients together and stir. Now that’s livin.’
-Michael Buffalo Smith