Artist of the Week – Dave Barnes – Chasing Mississippi

A few weeks ago Dave Barnes released his sophomore follow-up to “Brother Bring the Sun” with “Chasing Mississippi”

After grabbing the album, I took a deep breath and said “Aghhhh, that felt good.”

“Why Danny?” Here now, is the review.

Barnes second album is much less “overproduced” than his previous. The arrangements are alot less commercial, the instruments don’t sound like they’re all on loops and the songs rely on three things; Barnes voice, his lyrics and his musical influence.

The album keeps with the title and includes some southern blues tracks, a men’s gospel choir on background vocals and a Greyhound bus. Yes…they really recorded a Greyhound bus for track #9.

The album in general is pretty diverse. The musical variety is the album’s strength.

Favorites: 1,4,6,7,9,10…who am I kidding, i enjoy them all!

If you are stuck in an office all day, get this album. If you hate your job, get this album. If you suffer from depression, seek professional help, then get this album. If you are planning a road trip, definitely get this album. If you like to dance in your underwear, get this album.

Thanks Dave…

Chasing Mississippi can be found at http://www.awarestore.com or if you’d rather not wait and save $4, you can purchase it on iTunes for $9.99

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