I would swear I’ve posted this before, but it might have been elsewhere. The Life and Times is a power trio rooted by the primary force behind one of my all-time favorite power trios – Shiner. Here’s a song from 2015:

And here’s from whence it came (Shiner – 20 years ago!):

Sometimes the new doesn’t match up to the old, or the styles are so different it’s hard to remain a fan with new players and a different vibe. In this case, Allen Epley and his cohorts have done a sideways shift without losing any of the crushing force that won me over with Shiner. Maybe it’s a forward shift. Either way, I’ve been a fan for a while.

Now if I could just catch them live again sometime…