New York (via Alabama) country rocker who reeks with authenticity,
Eddy Lawrence writes rollicking odes to free livin', weepy ballads,
and slices of lower middle class life. The songs themselves
take as many twists and turns as a stretch of lonesome road,
but they're presented in a straightforward and honest manner.
A Stones/Burrito Brothers influence shows up on the more
rocking cuts, but the country-leaning tunes won't scare away
the purists either.
Most of all, this album succeeds because
of Lawrence's ear for catchy phrases....There isn't a weak cut
here, and the 12 tracks add up to make a very impressive album.
East Coast Rocker
best way I can describe Eddy's music is to get you to imagine
a combination John Prine and Ricky Scaggs (like Ricky, he's
a multi-instrumentalist whose best instruments are mandolin
and guitar). While his first album was a solo effort, he put
together a pretty decent band for the second one, delving into
bluegrass, straight country, and one flat-out rocker.