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Ron Noyes Band - Come Hell or High Water

Come Hell or High Water

Ron Noyes Band

Available from CD Baby.

A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Mike Jurkovic

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.

Track List:

  • Shelter
  • Touching The Grail
  • Close
  • Driver
  • Hell or High Water
  • Finer Things
  • Words From the North
  • Beggar's Fool
  • First Degree
  • It Ain't Easy
  • Lights On Main Street
  • Quick to Answer
  • Warning Signs
  • Rain On Me
  • Headlines
Produced by: Hank Decken and Ron Noyes Band.

Edited by: David N. Pyles

Copyright 2006, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
This review may be reprinted with prior permission and attribution.

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