Though fifteen songs may test many an attention span, there's a whole lot to like listening to Come Hell or High Water, RNB's exceptionally strong third outing following 2004's acclaimed Something Else and 2002's crowd pleasing debut Mosaic. And, while listening, you'll hear a thousand-and-one predecessors like Matchbox 20, The Band, Counting Crows, Train, and The Allman Brothers. But RNB — Ron Noyes - vocals, guitar; Andy Young - keyboards, vocals; Frank Rayno – bass; Tim Gray - drums, and Jon Blanchette - electric guitar — approach these myriad influences with a clear and concise approach of who they are and how it all fits together.
Like a crisp northern wind, Come Hell or High Water blows out of central New England reinvigorating a barren musical landscape. A driving, complete musical unit, it is Noyes songs Shelter, Touching The Grail, Close, Driver, Beggars Fool, the title track and his throaty, rock 'n roll rasp that gives the Ron Noyes Band its tight, taut roots rock sound. This one took a while to find a place in my CD changer and I feel it's going to take a good while to find something to replace it.
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