Hailing from Athens, GA, Efren plays southern, country twinged, Americana rock ‘n’ roll music complete with whiskey doused gravelly vocals. The band’s latest album Write a New Song is an ode to hard living, drinking, and life on the road. The band is tight and the singing is earnest making this a great record for fans of Lucero, Tow Cow Garage, and Drag the River. Standout moments include “Family Tree of Recovery,” “Lily-Anna,” “
Mountain Road,” “Ribbons,” the title track, and the
fantastic “If My Heart Don’t Fail Me” (see below).