This 18 year old singer songwriter has a lot going for him, and just may become one of those that rise from the South to become a familiar name to the tour circuit, if this, his second, disc is any indication of the talent. He wisely brought in Gerry Hansen to produce the disc; Hansen is a fine session drummer and toured recently with Randall Bramblett. He brought in a number of Bramblett’s band, including Randall on keyboard and organ, to help flesh out the sound and give it some added punch. Because the band is a working and touring unit they knew the ins and outs of playing together it made for a much more cohesive unit. On ten of the twelve cuts he employs the full band and on the remaining two he is just accompanied by his acoustic guitar. He wrote eleven of the twelve songs, and co-wrote the twelfth with Kurt Thomas. The maturity of his songs belie his dearth of years. I am not saying he has the maturity of a Dan Penn or Carol King, however the songs speak many more than 18 years, no matter how hard he has lived. The music is in a southern rock vein—think of the Allman Brothers cross bred with a pop influence—and it has some wonderful potential to evolve into something bigger.
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