Bad Magick: The Best of Shooter Jennings and the .357’s

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His status as the proud son of the late Waylon Jennings made for some helpful media curiosity when he released his debut album in 2005, but since then Shooter Jennings has come up against the same problems previously faced by many children of musical royalty looking for a fair hearing: Some people want him to be his daddy, while others figure he must surely be coasting on his famous name.

One listen to Bad Magick would cure those misguided folks and quick. Culled from his first three studio albums and 2006’s Live at Irving Plaza 4.18.06 (plus two new tracks), it offers a useful perspective on just how successfully Shooter has staked out territory of his own along the border between steamrolling hard rock and old-school outlaw country in a relatively short time. It may seem a little premature, but Bad Magick proves that Shooter is one talented son of a gun.

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