Damn Girl Lie
From Beneath EP
Since winning a multitude of talent contests and appearing on American Idol, this Iowa born Colorado boy has leapt from height to height. So many years have passed since the little five year old was singing along to dad's whistling over scratchy vinyl. Now with his debut EP doing the rounds, that talent has reached a much bigger audience. Youtube hits mean a lot these days, and with nearly quarter of a million to date, things are looking grand. This distinguished singer-songwriter, brought up on a farm, is now coasting along the musical highway. Festivals, television, packed venues, they've all been graced by what's been described as the “voice of a bearded angel”.
The track opens with a slight stum which expands into a melodic chord progression. A steel string sound wails over the top, adding the flavour of the south to the easy listening song. That voice spans the composition like a mountain, with each foot of the hill covering the landscape. Smooth elocution and pin point accuracy on the scales bring a mood of absolute pleasure. It doesn't matter if you don't normally listen to country rock, this takes it to you. Simple and succinct, a straight forward rock song that's powerfully sung and composed from a genuine heart.
Catch the track Damn Girl Lie on Soundcloud.