Blue-eyed soul singer JJ Grey is an experienced veteran who’s been down every road he sings about. Ol’ Glory, his first album in two years, reveals a man anxious to get to it. “Everything Is a Song” explains what the world looks like to a songwriter. Luther Dickinson’s slide guitar on “This Island” completes the rustic ballad, while the horn section driving “Every Minute” expresses a joy that’s further executed courtesy of a manic electric guitar solo. The blend of blues, rock, R&B, and that Southern way of musical being creates a joyous sound that’s surely even more exhilarating in the live setting.