The taste and feel of live music is second to none. When a super-group like Halden Wofford & The Hi*Beams produce a live album, it’s impossible to not take notice. Recorded in January 2011 at Hodi’s Half Note in Fort Collins, Live! At Hodi’s displays all the rollicking, honky-tonk, whiskey-soaked goodness for which Wofford and the Hi*Beams are known. Wofford’s distinctly twangy, barbed-wire vocals conjure up images of Hank Williams onstage at the Grand Ole Opry. A mixture of originals and well-known classic covers allow Live! At Hodi’s to be an appealing album to many. Swinging to that whinnying steel guitar never felt so good, especially when the musicianship and onstage character are top-notch and the energy is of the highest degree.