from Portland. Maine, has found himself a neat rhythm section in the
guise of Andy Rice (bass) and Reed Chambers (drums) and, through
countless live performances, together they have honed their ensemble
playing to create an honest, easy listening album.
Everything glides along smoothly, Spooner’s silky vocals wrapped in
the warm, gentle backing. Tracks like ‘Black And Blue’, ‘All That We
Know’ and ‘Meant To Be’, folky, story songs call to mind Shawn
Mullins - particularly the latter, a tale of a fiercely proud man on
the verge of losing everything and, featuring Tim Carbone on
The couple of faster songs, ‘Simple
Life’ and ‘Fight The Fire’ have a neat groove going on, slightly
jazzy, slightly Paul Simon in both structure and vocal intonation.
There’s also a version of Talking Heads’ ‘Slippery People.’