Dan Ashley is a celebrity in his own right, but What Really Matters is an effort that will catapult him alongside such rock luminaries like Michael Stanley and Elvis Costello. The same charisma that bubbled through his news broadcasts comes through in droves during his latest single. Easy listening rock with musical chops to add more than a bit of oomph, What Really Matters is able to revive the style of late Eagles, Huey Lewis and the News, and Jackson Browne. The vocal breakdown that listeners will run up upon at the 2:45 mark is the perfect sort of reviving section to keep fans firmly involved with the music until Ashley’s final note.
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