Monday, June 16, 2008
CD Review: Andy Hawk - Here It Is
Andy Hawk - Here It Is
2008, Andy Hawk
Andy Hawk is very hard to classify. There are definite elements of Van Morrison, Joe Cocker and Blue Rodeo in there, all rolled up into a sweeping Americana sound. Here It Is is a very mature and thoughtful collection of songs that make great listening for the coming quiet summer evenings.
The title track is one of the true highlights here, sounding like something right out of Blue Rodeo's catalog. Awkwardly At Easy is a lilting little rocker that will get your feet moving. I also enjoyed Visit From Love, Sunshine Water Dance and The Hours and The Days.
All in all, Here It Is is a very solid effort. The musicianship here is top-notch, and the songwriting is informed by thoughtful lyrics and catchy melodies. Depending on your mood and likes, Here It Is may be just a bit on the mellow side for some, but I thought the overall effect was outstanding
Rating: 4 Stars (out of 5)
You Can learn more about Andy Hawk at www.andyhawk.com. You can purchase a copy of Here It Is at www.cdbaby.com/andyhawk4.