Ed Roland has during more than two decades now delivered eight strong albums with Collective Soul, and a ninth will be released later this year. However, this is his first side project if you do not count the solo album Ed-E Roland from 1991. Under the name of Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project and together with Christopher Alan Yates, Brian Bisky, Grant Reynolds, Mike Rizzi they released this album in 2013. And if you like CC so it is quite probable that you will enjoy Devils' n Darlins as well as there are clear similarities. However, it has a pretty different sound compared what is used to hear him as this contains influences of folk, country, gospel, and even blues, with varied and exciting result.
Tracks like "Going to Birmingham" and "Love Will not Bring Me Down" is really good and could have been reaching any of Collective Soul album. However, there are a number of tracks that are not quite up to the same level, but overall it's still a cool record.