Sunday, October 20, 2013

Album Review: Up The Chain - Seeds & Thorns

I first saw Reed Kendall of Philly's Up the Chain perform solo at a distant Dewey Beach Music Conference and immediately added him to my follow list. Vocals, interesting lyrics, rockn' guitar and that's what you get from their debut CD "Holy, Open, Drying Road" and the just released Seeds & Thorns. This latter is more soulful than rock based and a bit more sophisticated for the palette. It's starts with the clever tune Seasick Sailers but the mid-palette is the CD's strength - songs like A Ground, The Horse's Course, and Something New. This is a good listen - pair with anything from  Chaddsford Winery, Philadelphia Distilling, or Triumph Brewing Company. Cheers.

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