This band is not quite local, but they are honorary residents with their frequent visits to Telluride, Pueblo, Grand Junction and Denver. They have gained a fairly large following in Colorado within the country scene. The album is all very upbeat and uplifting, sounding similar to something closer to the genre of pop-country rather than bluegrass or raw country. They blend pop and country with a little Spanish flair in some songs. Each track is very easy to listen to and simple to sing along with. Although each song is so easy to listen to, the similar sound does get a little repetitive. However, the album is all very positive and uplifting, and very easy to dance to.
3.5 stars out of 5 While Andy Sydow holds true to the sound of his Midwestern upbringing, it’s evident that his heart comes from the South. Sydow’s 2013 self-titled album peppers in a good deal of Americana, bluegrass and folk, though consistently returns to the deep attraction of New Orleans jazz piano and the Southern blues. Even “Mountain Town,” a façade of banjo- and mandolin-driven folk rock, subtly incorporates a […]
By Brady Smith Whatever happened to the simplicity that folk music engenders in its performers and listeners? Growing bases of musicians are crossing genres. Paul Russell is one of these cross-genre artists, and in his newest album, Back at the Scene of Our Beautiful Crime, he deals with this challenge a bit awkwardly; blending Leonard Cohen’s somber and clear lyricism with tentatively changing vocals that ride over a vast composition […]
3 stars out of 5 In reference to his other job, Jeremy Dion is known throughout Boulder as the Songwriter Psychotherapist. His subdued, amiable voice is certainly suitable for both job descriptions. Dion’s latest full-length album, Golden Some Day, doesn’t stray far outside the realms of an Americana-folk comfort zone, but his songwriting and guitar-playing talents are similar to those of fellow Boulderite Gregory Alan Isakov. Dion’s self-described “Mile High […]