Big orange Gretsch guitar like Eddie Cochran played (check), upright bass (check), swinging pedal steel guitar (check), in the pocket drumming (check). Gas Money makes no bones about its connection to the history of American music. On any given night in a roadside bar these guys bang out hours of a mix of raucous rock/rockabilly/country with top-notch musicianship. Frontman Fred Stucky can pull off guitar licks and leads from any rockabilly guitar hero (the hundreds of thousand viewers of his YouTube instructional videos can’t be wrong).
But the thing that sets Gas Money apart from tons of bands who try to dress and sound the part, is Stucky’s willingness to step outside of that box and come up with a song like Untethered. The title track to the latest Gas Money album tells the tale of late night drinks in a bar and the realization of being alone, untethered, and floating aimlessly. The loneliness surrounds the drinker with no one sitting to his left, no one to his right. Whether you’re lonely or not, sit back with a shot and a beer and take in some Gas Money.