Great 'Ties of Blood and Affection' review from Folk and Tumble.
Pinnell has produced a record that has a great live band sound to it. The production is laid back and avoids the slickness that too many Americana and country records go for these days. The slide guitar that covers practically all of the record sounds sharp and earthy and the melodies combined with Pinnell’s lyrics deliver age-old stories of heartbreak, debauchery, and prison in a laid-back humorous up-tempo Honky Tonk style.
In many ways the record made me think of the Rolling Stones and Mick Jagger and Keith Richards know how to write a country tune, but even they could learn from Pinnell’s ability to write a song.