10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week: Ashley McBryde, Del McCoury

McBryde's epic "American Scandal," bluegrass great's honky-tonker, Band of Heathens' Stonesy rocker and more songs to hear now

The Band of Heathens, "Trouble Came Early"

If Austin rockers the Band of Heathens are any indication, rock & roll is alive and well. On "Trouble Came Early" (off the band's most recent LP Duende), vocalist Gordy Quist channels Shake Your Money Maker-era Chris Robinson, with a Black Crowes-worthy arrangement to boot. Big vocal harmonies and honky-tonk piano recall early Rolling Stones, while a couple of capable, greasy slide-guitar solos at the song's bridge and outro should fans who miss the Duane era of the Allmans sit up straight. B.M.