If you've opened [concerts] for the 2 most popular sets of brothers,
the Allman Brothers and Doobie Brothers, then it's pretty
apparent not only the level of talent you possess but the fact that
your music will appeal to many generations. Well for this current
generation, that band goes by the name of The Lonely H. With
the average age of the members coming in under 25, you have to question
how they seem to channel a style of music beyond their years. Pulling
influences from Johnny Cash and Queen, you can already
formulate what kind of experience you're in for.
With "Cold Blues" there's an excellent percussion section
set to the rhythm of, appropriately enough, a gallop. Between that
and the doo-wop harmonies, this song is full of that energy that would
set the stage for a great show. With "White Horse Tears"
the music's mixing some the classic rock with a perfect blues melody.
The lyrics are slow and full of despair. And the guitar is soulful
and simplistic. If the Allman Brothers were reincarnated and from
Port Angeles, then they would be playing "Diggin' A Hole"
by TLH. The sound is so similar it's scary. Yet there's never a moment
where one would question whether this music is original. And the best
part is the saxophone, which comes bursting out mid-way through.
From track "Phoenix" down to "Girl From Jersey"
the tone steps in a slightly different direction, towards that of
the rock legends The Eagles. The tracks come with a stronger
guitar influence, higher octave vocals, and love influenced lyrics.
"Strike A Chord" is different even still from the rock we've
been listening to, as this one's really a bit more Chicago-ness.
It's full of uplifting chords, pleasant harmonies and a guitar that
would be extremely fun to play on Rock Band. After your 5:51
journey, you're left refreshed and happy and probably with a few lyrics
conveniently stuck in your head.
If the fashions from the '70s and '80s can come back, why can't the
music? There is a reason why the Brothers did so well and perhaps
The Lonely H has figured that out. They've got a style of music that
has the formula for long life.
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