The hallmark of a good album is a solid first track, and on Sheppard’s latest release, Steady Your Aim, the first minute draws listeners in. The lyrics are an invitation: “It’s a hell of of a world/ livin’ wild and free/ leave the world behind you now/ and take a walk with me.” Gladly.
- Andrew Sheppard
If there’s one thing to single out on this record (and it’s hard to pick just one), it's the raw lyricism Sheppard brings. Each song is a full chapter in his life’s journey—he didn’t sit idly by waiting for ideas to come to him. It’s pure, worn-on-his-sleeve nostalgia. He has lived each lyric, and wants to tell you all about it.
The best way to listen is to pour yourself some whiskey—something cheap, of course, bottom shelf—and get ready to stomp your boots and sink into this master storyteller’s tales.