Album Review By: Penny Rondinella, CSO Staff Journalist
awesome trio consisting of Rhean Boyer, Jeremy Baxter, and Marvin
Evatt make up Carolina Rain which is also the title of the
very first song they wrote together. They are out to prove to the
country music fans and industry that they are here and here to
stay. In no time at all they were on the charts and are well on
their way to making a stand in country music. At the time of this
writing they've already been to the mother church of country
music, the Grand Ole Opry, not once, but twice, and with Clint
Black helping to produce this album, how could they go wrong?
Equity Music Group has signed a great trio with strong motivation
that makes for a very dynamic mix.
Rhean Boyer, (pronounced Wren)
the lead vocalist, has his hand prints all over this debut album.
He wrote eleven out of the twelve tracks. The Trio's influences
stem from Alabama, the Eagles, Flatt & Scruggs and one of my
favorites, the King himself, Elvis Presley.
These guys came together because
of their common love for acoustic, harmony-driven music. Now they
are witnessing that persistence pays off. After six long years of
paying their dues and taking their licks on Music Row, they are on
their way to living their dream. They've scored their first ever
top twenty-five record with their current single, "Get Outta
My Way" (ironically, the only song on this album not written
by the boys). A song about a typical guys night out on the town
and helping each other meet (pick up on) beautiful women and
suggesting that they will do whatever it takes.
"Dealin'" is a song
that hits home with anyone struggling through tough times. While a
couple others "How It Should Be," "All Before the
Sun Goes Down," and "Someone's Child" all have a
spiritual sound to them. I was not surprised to read somewhere
that this trio was being compared to the Eagles and also Bread.
Taking my cue from the title of their album, I
see only sunny skies in the future for this talented trio.