by Chuck Dauphin
There’s one thing for sure. After you listen to this album, I double dawg dare you not to smile. It can’t be done. Nashville tunesmith Tom Hambridge enjoys what he does, and it shows very well on this collection.
In some cases, Hambridge is an out-and-out Southern Rocker, as shown on potent cuts like “Two Thumbs Up,” “The Pistol,” and “Things I Miss The Most,” which have that bad-boy attitude down pat – even though the latter is a straight ahead tear jerker about what one misses on the road.
There is also a spirited version of “I Got Your Country Right Here,” a song that did well for Gretchen Wilson as of late. As a songwriter, Hambridge does a great job as well. The opener, “I Keep Things,” is a very clever tune, and “The Best In Me” also covers the musical and lyrical bases rather effectively.
All in all, there’s a little something for everyone here, even an instrumental, “Bangin’ Around,” where he shows another side of his talent. So, go ahead, take a listen, I can guarantee you will have forgotten your troubles after listening to this one! One of the more entertaining discs of the year, no doubt!
For more on Tom, go to www.HambridgeTunes.com!
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