Saturday, March 17, 2012
CD Review: The Hobart Brothers & Lil' Sis Hobart "Have Each Other"
The album features seven completed songs from the band’s latest session and three songs from their early songwriting-demo sessions. The album begins with the up-tempo country swing of the “Ballad of Sis (Didn’t I Love You).” Susan Cowsill takes the lead vocals as she sings with a specific passion and power that starts the album off perfectly. The songs on this release carry a country, bluesy vibe as in “Why I Don’t Hurt” and “Almost Dinnertime.” The band also brings in tones of classic 60’s pop as in “I Never Knew There Would Be You” and also the folk storytelling of “I Am Sorry” make this a classic sounding record that should be considered one of the best releases of 2012. The looseness of the recording comes through in songs like “First Day On The Job” and the album closer “The Dishwasher.”
The album also comes with the option to download the complete nine song demo-session. Some of the demos like “Sweet Senorita” and “All Things Being Equal” give the songs a more country, campfire flavor to the overall sound. It’s almost like having another entire album of new songs.
The Hobart Brothers & Lil’ Sis Hobart have a new website (thehobartbrothers.com), but currently have very little information on there. Be sure to check back periodically as more information and tour dates are announced. The new album “At Least We Have Each Other” is available now on CD, LP and digital download.
Posted by JP's Music Blog