Monday, November 2, 2009

Without Wax - Harley Jay

Harley Jay is pure talent. He's an LA native and has a resume that most would die for. Hearing 30 seconds of his record Without Wax, its obvious this guy has a background in musical theatre. Opener, And She Said, features catchy rhythms, hooks, and vocals - falsetto galore and guitar riffs to boot.

On Lipstick Letter, Jay employs his unique country/rock blend more clearly. Its got some extremely tasty acoustic guitar interplay and fantastic harmonies. The Fall is even more Nashville, but the twang is replaced with feedback (that's a good thing), probably his best song.

Maybe I'm Crazy slows things down with a nice finger picked acoustic guitar sound. By the second verse the band starts a groove and you'll be humming along. This is one of his catchier ballads.

It's a pop-perfected album with lots of great stuff going on. If you're a fan of music spanning from Keith Urban to Maroon5, then you'll love this CD!

RATING: 4.5 of 5 stars

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