Billy Shaddox is blessed with the ability to blend the western dualities of coastal dreamer and high mountain drifter into his deep, easy flowing songs. This is modern American folk music with pop sensibilities.
Rooted in stories of love and fortune lost, perspective and enlightenment gained, Shaddox captures the mystique of the West with indelible lyrical imagery and sharply original musicality: the displaced modern man weary of coping with vanishing ideals, the present-minded realist, the uncontrollable jealousy of the downtrodden miner, and the bright-eyed morning traveler setting out to make his mark on the world.
The Billy Shaddox Band features Oliver Jacobson on fiddle, Gilbran Chong on drums, and Chad Mathis on bass.
"From the moment the title track of Billy Shaddox's I Melt, I Howl kicks in to open this album, you get that twinge of excitement that this is going to be good. A breezy, warm track that immediately turns your head – a mix of pop melody, clean guitars, crisp production and immensely pleasing vocals. This Colorado native has the ability of melding both pure roots-y Americana and a skilled manner in pop writing. Which makes an automatic win for me."
— Rob Ross, PopDose