Hollis Brown: Ride on the Train (Alive Naturalsound, 2013)
This is a very above average American rock/blue eyed soul record with influences including Credence Clearwater Revival, Tom Petty, and the Eagles. The record sports a great drummer and a great drum sound, and as every hardcore music fan will tell you if you’re drummer ain’t something you ain’t goin anywhere.
The singer is nasal in a few places, but overall his singing is endearing. The guitar playing is strong, not quite at the level of the drummer, but that’s just me. I’ve clipped a couple of track from the record here, with the ballad ‘If it ain’t me’ at the top as it’s my favorite track on the record. I think the record gets better as it goes along and I like tracks 7 and 8 the best.