Jody Lee Petty
I’ve Done My Time
Review by Gary Hill
This disc brings several words and phrases to mind. “Genuine” is a quick reference. “Down home” works well, too. Jody Lee Petty presents a type of music that’s based in country, and is very reflective and honest within that genre. Country is a starting point, though. Other elements like Americana, rockabilly and rock show up on the disc. All are delivered through a country filter, but all are very real. Perhaps the best word to describe this set is just that, “real.” “Keeping it real” might be an urban term, but it applies well to this rural inspired release.
Those seeking a modern artist performing traditional country music with some rock flair will find plenty to like on this set. Jody Lee Petty’s songs are modern classics and his vocal delivery is timeless. This is the way country music should be done. It seems there is a new generation of country musicians playing real country music. Petty is definitely one of the better in the pack. The only flaw in this release is that it’s a little short. When the music is this consistently strong, it seems that it ends too soon. Of course, keeping them coming asking for more is a good way to build a loyal fan base.