Lovers & Liars is a country song that would work perfectly on C&W radio in the 1960s; the raw emotion of Elliot during this introductory track will immediately draw in fans of Hank Williams and Conway Twitty. There is little more instrumentally to this introductory effort than a lap steel and the lightest of percussion, but the vibrancy of the narrative that is created could fill up a story book. This is the allure of Rick Elliot; there is a sound that can be enjoyed by all country fans. Continue reading “Rick Elliot West of the Rockies CD Review”
West of the Rockies is a track that showcases all of the sterling and shining pieces of 1970s and 1980s country, but has enough in common with current country music to have fans of all ages appreciate what is laid down. There is a strong narrative quality to West of the Rockies that will have listeners hanging onto every word, while the backing arrangements are done with considerable care. Taken together, the resulting track is something that ties together Kenny Rogers, Hank Williams Jr., and Blake Shelton into something fun and heartfelt.