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Whiskey Falls (Midas Nashville, 2007)

Whiskey Falls

Reviewed by C. Eric Banister

Whiskey Falls appears to be on the fast track making Opry appearances just on the heels of releasing their debut. Having been together just under a year when they recorded this, the band comes off as tight on the all original song disc.

The first single, "Last Train Running," is a gospel-tinged showcase for the band's four-part harmony, which sounds like an all-male version of Little Big Town. Billed as a four-part lead vocal, this is one of the strengths of Whiskey Falls.

But aside from that bright spot, this is filled with the standard cliches of country living in songs like "Falling Into You," "Night Ain't Over Yet" and "Working Man."

Songs like "Highway 59," "So Much Better" and "I Can't Stop Loving You" (no, not the Don Gibson classic) are non-descript "lite-country" songs that wouldn't be out of place on a Restless Heart album. "The Champ," "Let the Whiskey Fall" and "Load Up the Bases" attempt to show the rocking side of the band, but some how fall short in their toned down delivery.

Whiskey Falls shows promise with great harmony, but song selection needs improvement.

CDs by Whiskey Falls

Whiskey Falls, 2007

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