Nick Ferrio & His Feelings, (self-titled)
Peterborough singer-songwriter Nick Ferrio is best known as the bassist of The Burning Hell and his work with Baby Eagle and the Proud Mothers – but his debut country album will most certainly change all that.
The album is broken down as Side A &B – Side A features three of the best tracks which all capture life/loneliness on the road (“Night Garden”, “Popular Flower” & “Always Searching”) while Side B feels more intimate and mysterious with standout tracks found in “Story’s Long, Story’s Old’ and “When We Sang Together”. One word of advice though – blast this record on headphones – it sounds like Nick Ferrio & co. are playing their hearts out to an empty bar. The whole album is beautifully produced courtesy of some old analog equipment and a commitment to the songs.
Nick Ferrio and His Feelings is due out September 18 and is well worth your time as Ferrio brings his own brand of storytelling to classic Western sounds. (Shuffling Feet Records) ~ 3.5 Stars