Chandler took to sleeping in shopping carts and garbage cans. But tenacity is an under
rated character trait, and Chandler pulled himself together, quit drinking, and put together a new band and recorded a new record. The band is the Lost Crusaders and the record is called Have You Heard About The World? (Everlasting Records, Spain, or available from Itunes). It's hard, really hard, to make something new out of the old influences in this post-everything era, few veins have not been mined to death. The Lost Crusaders take their inspiration from black gospel music, groups like the Sensational Nightingales and the EverReady Singers. However they do not sound like a bunch of white guys imitating Ray Charles. In fact, they don't sound like anything I've ever heard. The closest analogy I can make is a 21st century version of Brother Claude Ely. Here's one of my favorite tracks on the disc--- Wasted On The Wind. Country singer Laura Cantrell appears on two tracks and Jon Spencer is on one if that sways your opinion in any direction. It's rare I hear a new record I like, it happens about once a year or less. It's even rarer I find a new record that I play over and over again, but this one has really got it's talons into my ears. Now go buy it.