Misty Creek Records
It’s great when you put on an album and immediately feel an affinity with it. That’s exactly what we have with this release from Canadian singersongwriter Josh Taerk. It’s unashamedly commercial, the music lying somewhere between Jackson Browne and Bruce Springsteen. But the tracks have a wonderfully fresh quality that allows them to breathe, so even with the band in full swing it’s easy to relax into the sound. Opening track, I’ll Live For You is classic soft rock with stunning lead guitar work; My Angel has an air of Del Amitri about it (and nothing wrong with that), while Casie is another really strong track that has been selected as the single. It’s a great album! There’s also a deluxe version that includes four of the tracks with just vocals and acoustic guitar - this one’s definitely worth a listen.