Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Erick Hovey - Prairie Dance Music

Here is the latest offering from Fort Dodge Iowa’s Erick Hovey titled Prairie Dance Music. Erick is a 5th generation farmer who obviously didn’t spend all his time in the fields. He offers some great sounds and excellent songwriting here. This cd should appeal to a wide range of audiences from the soft rock to diehard blues fan. Erick is a very skilled singer/songwriter as is evidenced by the selection of tracks he wrote for this cd. He opens with Blues And Love, a mild blues rock tune I found to be a well written song with a rhythm that sticks with you. He picks up the pace slightly on Gonna Tell, a shuffle at a medium fast tempo. He takes us Down The River Of Love next. This is another shuffle with a soft blues rock sound featuring some nice keyboards in the breaks. Fool Like Me follows and is a swingin’ number with great lyrics and guitar. Next he serves up a neat song titled Fatalistic Blues. This is another swinging song about all the things the doctors say are bad for us. Turn Up The Sky follows and is a great tune. My personal favorite is next in Devil In My Pocket, A super tune that speaks of the difficulty in doing the right thing. She’s Alright is next and is a nice swinging song about his love. Bondo Mondo follows and is a very entertaining song lyrically as well as musically. I enjoy the creativity shown here as rusted out cars are not the normal blues song subjects. Mamma’s Little Baby follows and is a cool slow swinging shuffle. Food is next and is a fast paced number with funny lyrics and great organ playing. He closes out the offering with Love Me Baby, a song with great lyrics and rhythm. This cd offers a collection of an even dozen songs all perfect for dancing without a dud in the bunch.

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