Friday, October 21, 2011
CD Review: Sassparilla Say "The Darndest Thing" On New Release
"The Darndest Thing" begins with "New Love" which is just what you might find listening to this great, rare, on-of-kind sound. "Same Old Blues" sounds like a cross between New Orleans jazz and southern folk storytelling. Their mellow country, backporch sound comes shining through on "Bone Colored Moon" before the band dabbles in the blues on "Overcoat." The song that won me over was their groove on "My First Lover." The song is acoustic folk music with attitude. The album closes with "You’ve Got It Bad" which is what Van Halen might sound like if they unplugged. Plus, with a name like Sassparilla, it is bound to stick in your memory.
The band have a dates scheduled through the end of the year, sticking close to home in the Northwest corner of the U.S. For more information and song samples, please visit sassparillapdx.com.
Posted by JP's Music Blog