This is Nick Pagliari's second full length disc and it is a solid effort with a fully fleshed out sound, recorded in Memphis with a full band. Pagliari is a storyteller who has taken his stories and put them into songs. He is from Memphis, that junction North and South collides, where so many influences get jumbled into the pot and mixed together until they blend into a thick stew. The Memphis R & B sound is replete with horns mixing with the story telling of the writers such as Ferrol Sams and E.B. White and smashing into the blues from down in the delta, and as distilled by folks such as Jim Dickinson all mixed with water from the tributaries of the Mississippi River, until it forms a wonderfully seasoned mixture. You can hear people such as Guy Clark, all the way up from his Texas stomping grounds, merging with Sun Records, and mixing with that most American sounding of bands, The Band.
Pagliari is a man with a task and that is to spread the snapshots of life he has frozen with his story telling into the musical consciousness of the airways that beam into our lives. His unique perspective gives us alternative ways of looking at situations that arise in all lives, particularly those that are lived consciously and thoughtfully. He wrote all nine of the tunes and it should be interesting to see where he goes from here. One real standout track is, Highway Stays The Same.
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