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By Randall Roberts

It takes something special to make country rock in the 21st century and not have it sound like the millions of others who have done the same in the past 40 years. I See Hawks in LA have been making truly memorable twang rock in this city for the past decade, drawing on the Bakersfield, Nashville and Los Angeles versions of the sound to create solid, smart and hummable music. The title of their new collection Shoulda Been Gold, 2001-2009 rings true, to a certain degree. Shoulda? Yeah, maybe. But, alas, probably not going to happen unless I See Hawks in L.A. does some sort of extreme makeover. Hopefully that’s not gonna happen.

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