Bacon - Seeing Someone New
Peden, CSO Staff Journalist
Bacon is a suave-looking singer from Missouri who now calls
Nashville home. His latest release,” Seeing Someone New”,
has recently landed on the CSO desk. Recorded before
“Drinkin’ Thinkin’”, his breakthrough on the Texas
charts, the album is a blend of up-tempo tunes and wailing
weepers. It’s out on B & O Records.
the looks department, Bacon sizzles. The coiffure and styled
image shown in the liner notes is more a Vogue setting than
something a cowboy with a bleeding heart or a sawdust floor to
claim would relate to, but these are modern times. There may be
no hat, no fancy buckle, but Bacon knows the way to the hurting,
lovin’ and leavin’ side of his favorite music. It’s a side
well visited since school day’s radio and hearing Garth and
forward. A first album in Nashville in 2000, followed by a move
there early this year, and Bacon’s steady goal of a recording
career is under way. Setting up a Nashville business office and
this new album all add to the overall plan.
album, produced by Charlie Brown, who also provided most of the
co-writing across the 11 tracks, has some radio possibilities
for Bacon’s developing voice and style.
Of The Blue” is an engaging rocker. Telling the tale of
neglecting the partner at home while painting the town, it’s
brings a truth wayward guys should heed. The chorus tags the
experience when it says that there should be no surprises as the
lady of the story moves on and finds someone who cares, out of
the blue. Bacon drives the song along, helped by a primed band
of noted players, including respected Danny Parks on guitar.
Another rug mover is the catchy and hook-driven, “Beers
Ago”. A familiar tale of broken promises and exceeded
expectation, thanks to the brown fuel; the song should draw
interest in Bacon’s planned shows.
offers two co-written efforts on the album, “Keep Dreamin’”
and “Sing You Back To Me”. “Dreamin’” is a
hard-pounded clutch at the possibilities, but it’s a tune that
to my ears works Bacon’s voice just a tad too hard. “Sing
You…” is a slower approach to partnership woes. The rest of
the album shuffles through the familiar terrain of pain, loss
and the restoration of shattered experiences. Those experiences
play out in tracks like “The Leaves”, “Still Thinking
About You” and “Hand-Me-Down Couch”.
To purchase the CD online just click on the album
cover on the left.
1. Out of The Blue
2. Seeing Someone New
3. Beers Ago
4. Waiting on Tables
5. Keep Dreaming
6. Still Thinking About It
7. Sing You Back To Me
8. First Time in a Longtime
9. More Than A Ring
11. Hand Me Down Couch
- Official Site
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