Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | Photos | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Tour Dates/Tix | Feeds
The Lost Trailers - Welcome to the Woods 
By Gary Schwind

If you look at The Lost Trailers’ website, you’ll see that they claim Bruce Springsteen and Willie Nelson (among others) as influences on their music.  It doesn’t take long to realize the impact Bruce Springsteen has had on this band.  The disc opens with “Longfall,” which is an excellent story.  The song is about a guy that moves to Los Angeles.  His girlfriend, an actress, undergoes plastic surgery and he says she has “a stranger’s face.”  More than dealing with the physical changes of his girlfriend, the guy in the song has to deal with being in a very different place far away from his home.  At one point, the singer says profoundly, “It’s not as bad as it could be but it’s not as good as I thought it would be.”   All I can say to that is, “Welcome to southern California.”  This isn’t the only good storytelling song on the album either.  “Love and War (in a Small Town)” is an excellent portrait of how a war in a distant place can affect small towns and large cities everywhere.

The Lost Trailers do a great job of mixing good rock n roll songs with mellow roots songs.  In that regard, they are similar to Slobberbone.  The Lost Trailers don’t lose anything when they shift from a rock song to a more mellow number.  They put themselves fully into every song they sing.   

The rock n roll songs include “Averly Jane,” “The Battery,” and “Overcrowded Town.”  The piano in both “Averly Jane” and “Overcrowded Town is reminiscent of Cowboy Mouth. The similarity is fleeting but it’s definitely there.  “The Battery” is just a good rock n roll song that sounds like circa 1970’s Rolling Stones.  When you get to this song, you may want to turn up the volume a bit.

My favorite of the more mellow songs is “Walking Blind.”  It sounds like the singer, like the rest of us, is just trying to figure things out.  He says, “My dream keeps getting pulled away from me.”  I think we’ve all been there before.

On this album, The Lost Trailers save the darkest number for last.  “Fire on the Pontchartrain” is a song about a man who discovers his wife is cheating when he finds her lover’s phone number in their baby’s crib.  His solution is, against his nature, to kill her and her lover by blowing up the boat they use for their rendezvous on Lake Pontchartrain.  Without question, it is a heavy song but does not detract at all from a very solid album.

There is not a bad song on this disc.  It is nearly fifty-six minutes of quality music.  I never even entertained the thought of skipping a song on this album.  Skipping a song would be a mistake.  If you like roots music, this is one you’ll probably want to listen to from beginning to end. 

CD Info 

The Lost Trailers - Welcome to the Woods
Label: Universal
Down In The Valley
Walking Blind
Averly Jane
Battery, The
Love And War (In A Small Town)
Bad Habit
Overcrowded Town
Yellow Rose
West End
Sitting On Top Of The World
Fire On The Pontchartrain
Listen to samples and Purchase this CD online

Want More ?

tell a friend about this article

What Do You Think?

Fanspeak removed due to spam and abuse


News Reports
Day in Rock:
Muse Release New Video 'Something Human'- Def Leppard Streaming Unexpected Cover- Billy Joel Jams With Bruce Springsteen At Milestone Concert- David Bowie Box Set- more

Day in Pop Dead & Company Hit Milestones On Summer Tour- Uli Jon Roth Announces 50th Anniversary Tour Dates- Unseen And Heard Leonard Cohen 1972 Tour Rediscovered- more

Yesterday's Day in Rock: Taylor Swift Reveals Her Mother Has Cancer- Rich Homie Quan Surrenders To Police Over Alleged Nightclub Assault- Justin Bieber Duets With Ariana Grande- Mumford & Sons- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock


Ladies Only: Jennie Abrahamson- Rachel Garlin- Nneka- More

Album of the Week: Led Zeppelin's When The West Was Won

Karyn Crisis' Gospel Of The Witches - Salem's Wounds

The Blues: John Mayall's Bluesbreakers- Arlen Roth, Mike Henderson Band- Slam Allen

Trauma Interview

December in Red - The Way Out

Battleaxe - Power From the Universe Reissue

SOKO Interview

The Compulsions - Dirty Fun

Rock Reads: Morbid Tales! A Tribute to Celtic Frost

Death Penalty - Death Penalty

On The Record: The Wild Beyond

RockPile: Minutian- Odin's Court- THEO

Michael Ubaldini Interview

Root 66: Cameron Mitchell- Stacy Jones- Greg Shirley


Search for Tickets

Or Browse For Tickets

Today's Rock News

Ozzy Sets Home On Fire

Santana, Neal Schon and Gregg Rolie Reunite at Journey Show

Ted Nugent's Wife Arrested

Iron Maiden Tops Billboard's Hot Tours Chart

Pop Star Fergie Names Son After Guns N' Roses Frontman Axl Rose

Jack White Recording New Songs With The Dead Weather

Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington Reveal EP Details

The Who Releasing Massive Super Deluxe Edition of Tommy

Paul McCartney Talks New Song and His Plans Never To Retire

August Burns Red Announce Special Screening of Documentary

The National Curating Grateful Dead Tribute Album

KISS' Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons Announce Book Signings

Mike Portnoy Reveals Full Progressive Nation At Sea Lineup

Saxon's Biff Byford Explains Evil Look Was Down To Illness

Astrid Kirchherr's Early Beatles Photos To Be Exhibited Next Month

Gene Simmons and Engelbert Humperdinck Footage Goes Online

Red Fang Streaming New Song ' Blood Like Cream' Online

Sammy Hagar Compares Les Paul Guitars To Muscle Cars

What Do Crocheting And Rock 'N' Roll Have In Common? Deap Vally

Classic Rock Going Country

Subscribe to Day in Rock Report by Email

Today's Pop News

North Korea Reportedly Execute 12 Musicians

Jay-Z Releases Holy Grail Video Featuring Justin Timberlake

Big Sean in Fall Out Boy's New Video

Thousands of Justin Timberlake Fans Flood 'Take Back The Night' Filming

Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O Unplugs

Miguel Covers Pink's Just Like A Pill

Eric Church Going In A Different Direction With 'Chief' Follow Up

Kip Moore Has Almost Finished New Album

Juicy J Twerk Tweet Ends Up As Scholarship Competition

Danny Brown's On Stage Sex Act Was Not Planned

Bastille Trace The Best Of British Rock, Including Morrissey's Pompadour

Singled Out: Dulcinea Renee's Pictures Of You

More News

anti Worthy Links
The Screen DoorsuperLOUDA Journal of Musical ThingsLloyd Zeffler blogDemolish MagNightwatcher's House of RockCJ ChilversDeja VoodooThe 1st Fivethecopycat.bizHard Rock Memorabilia Day in Rock @twitter

New Mystery Book from
antiMusic's Dawn Marie Fichera!

Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!
Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!


Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2013 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.