Bill Leverty's Deep South album.
I'm starting work soon with Bill Leverty, who you might know as Firehouse's guitarist. He's created a folk rock folk rock (or as he calls it “Ametal-cana”) album called Deep South, which features traditional songs done in Bill's style, not Firehouse's, who had hits “Don't Treat Me Bad” and “Love of a Lifetime” in the 1990s.
Some of the songs (from “Boll Weevil” through “Rain and Snow”) are on Bill's REVERBNATION page. Bill's dad taught him these songs as a child. It's as though Bill blended the rock blues genre made famous by Cream and combined it with folk and church songs and attitude. (He also threw in Ray Charles' “Hit The Road Jack.”)
Vocally, he's got a rich baritone with blues-rock, gruff and wail. My focus is to get him to all the folk and songwriting media (though metal and classic rock folks can certainly contact me on Bill), because the album is unique, and should be heard by folks outside just the “hair band” community.