2000, March / Rex Hobart
Your Favorite Fool
Rex Hobart is one of the most seriously underrated country artists around today, and this may be his single best album to date. This is solid, well-crafted honkytonk music like they used to make in the late 1950s, with instrumental and vocal performances that are all simply top-rate. Hobart is too indie for the Nashville studions, and probably too serious and too straightforward a musician to be embraced by the irony-addicted alt-country hipster crowd... which is a real shame, 'cause he is really, really talented. Kudos to Bloodshot Records for giving this guy a chance to grow... all three of his albums are great, this one is the best.