Mark Jungers' new album, More Like a Good Dog Than a Bad Cat, is unadulterated Americana. A rootsy collection of tracks about a dead dog, coming of age, and love, Jungers went without digitally editing the record giving it a natural, free-flowing feel. Showcasing Jungers' songwriting talents, More Like a Good Dog has Jungers writing or co-writing all but one song on the disc, the vintage, bluesy rocker "Heel to Toe," which was written by Phil Stevens. He also receives help from superior songwriters Owen Temple on "Can't Take it With You" and Adam Carroll on "It's All You" and "Swinging in the Wind." Another well known Texan, Susan Gibson, who wrote the hit "Wide Open Spaces" lends her vocals on "Riverdown" and "Tired of Being Lonely," which Carroll also makes a vocal contribution. Opening with an infectious gospel inspired "Show Me a Sign," moving into the twangy "Riverdown," and ending with the witty "Swinging in the Wind," More Like a Good Dog Than a Bad Cat is a seamless album from front to back.
02 Riverdown - Mark Jungers by commonfolkmusic