Thursday, August 26, 2010

Croweology Revealed

There is nothing better than a band doing a tribute to themselves, acoustically.  It's the raw sound and the heart of the songs that appeals to us all.  This album is anything but short.  It consists of 20 tracks and 2 bonus tracks ranging from everything from the early 1990's to the mid 2000's including a few classic covers the band has made there own.  Listening to this album makes you feel as if you are sitting on the couch with the band playing right next to you.  Luther's mandolin, Rich's soft touch and the distinct soulful voice of Chris on Girl From a Pawnshop is absolutely immaculate.  This album demands the respect of any musical ear whether it be country or blues, these guys have poured their heart out on this one. 

They can appeal to many audiences for sure, but it seems that they get the most criticism for not being as hard as they were in the 90's.  There is no doubt that the sound has changed over the years, but you wouldn't notice it in there live performances.  The edge is still there and the soul that fills the voids.  Croweology is feeding off the soul in this one.  When you listen to "My Morning Song," it's like sitting in on a Sunday morning choir with the neighborhood baptists. 

I for one would recommend this album to anyone, and I give it 7.5 out of 8 guitars.
I think, for the money, these guys will pay off and hopefully they keep touring after their hiatus.

By Dan Allen

P.S. All My Love

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