Jimmy Lehoux – Thirteen

by Chuck Dauphin

Jimmy Lehoux is somewhat of a rare breed as far as new Country artists go. When you hear him sing, you know that he’s country, and not ashamed of it.

A native of New Hampshire, Lehoux wraps his vocals around these songs in quite the effective manner. From the sing-along feel of “The Way Things Are” to the simple understated balladry of “Even When It Rains,” Lehoux is able to paint quite a picture with his vocal approach – communicating his emotions to the listener.

Lyrically speaking, he’s also surrounded himself with some fine material. “Waiting Room” is one of those songs that will stop you in your tracks. He does a fantastic job on the cut. Another highlight is “Close To Me,” which benefits from some crisp steel guitar playing.

But, I think that the absolute jewel of this album is the moving waltz “Turn Off My Heart.” Lehoux’s vocal takes a very subdued and vulnerable sound that lends itself nicely to the beautiful track.

There are a lot of talented vocalists out there right now, clamoring for airplay position. However, I think that Lehoux definitely deserves a little bit of consideration. He’s got the goods, for sure!

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