Sunday, November 30, 2008

WFHB Americana Genre Director Quick Pick: Bruce Robison, "The New World"



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Bruce Robison


The New World

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Review: How do you stand out as a songwriter when you are married to Kelley Willis, brother to Charlie Robison, and brother-in-law to Dixie Chick Emily Robison?  Well, you write DAMN GOOD SONGS and probably have a hell of a hootenanny around the Thanksgiving table.  Robison’s written hits for Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, George Strait, and the Dixie Chicks, but his own project is no slacker.  A slice of folk / Americana (think Lyle Lovett or a countrier John Hiatt), The New World has a lot to recommend it.  Check out the twang plodder “The Hammer” (track 1), the weepy “Bad Girl Blues” (track 3), the poppier “California 85” (track 4), or the banjo folk of “She Don’t Care” (track 9).

comments / tracks  of interest: 1, 3, 4, 9

FCC: None

reviewer:  Hopedaddy

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