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The Journey and the Deep Blue Sea
Reviewed by: Rory Richardson
Edited by: Cyrus Rhodes
Song Samples from the CD
This is Prescott’s latest release “The Journey and the Deep Blue Sea.”
After doing some research on this Chapel Hill, NC native he strikes me as kind
of cross between Jimmy Buffet and Dr. John. Musical genera showcased include:
Americana, R&B, and Classic Rock. Prescott’s influences include are Little Feat,
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and The Beatles just to name a few.
Prescott and company has done an amazing job carving out a unique niche for himself within his
impressive songwriting craft and “What you see is what you get” musical approach. Right from the
start Prescott and his band’s musicianship and rock solid songwriting are not called into question.
The opening track: “Happy Enough Song” is an amazing prelude of sorts that will gently lead you by
the hand down a timeless musical journey that I would describe as full tilt-soulful invigoration.
The whole CD is wonderfully simple yet wonderfully complex at the same time. It reminds me a little
of The Maverick, Dr. John, Eric Caption, and even Hank Williams Jr. There are some fantastic and
high octane moments on display here which gives this CD a very accessible feel emotionally.
What I like most - this CD does not attempt to hide the truth in any way, shape, or form, rather
it tells it with bold honesty by letting it all hang out. The vocal emotions and overall
instrumentation are the ultimate report card for me when I evaluate music and this artist
tells the truth – the good, bad and the ugly of it all. What am I trying to say -
this latest CD from Prescott simply delivers the goods!
All song samples are from Doug Prescott page on CD Baby.
Happy Enough Song
Silence Speaks Volumes
Let's Get Wide Open
It's About Oil
Right Time, Right Place
Little Elvis & Fat Cat Eddie
One small recommendation – On future works Prescott should include just a tad more
instrumentation. Things like Harmonica, Mandolin, Banjo, Pedal Steel, Percussion,
Cello, and Saloon style Piano would add a tad more musical variety. Also really
seal the deal and drive the passion of the song home vocally in some spots. When
done right it will no doubt transform a good song into a legendary one. Just
listen to some of the emotional “finale” vocal work by Bob Seger and you will
see exactly what I am talking about.
10 star rating average – This CD gets 8 stars
Rory Richardson...EvO:R Reviewer.
About the Reviewer:
Cyrus Rhodes is also President of Katavi Arts kataviarts.com a record label based out of Seattle, WA.
He also plays guitar for local rock band Seven Against Thebes, Over the years Rhodes has been
a guitarist in a touring band, band manager, booking agent, A&R representative, talent buyer, executive
producer and most recently a syndicated music critic. His reviews have been posted on USA TODAY and HEADLINE
NEWS. In 2009 he launched INDIE MUSIC DIGEST. IMD is dedicated the helping Independent
Artists and only accepts material from unsigned bands.
Cyrus's Record Label kataviarts.com
Cyrus's band Seven Against Thebes www.7at.net
Drum Dynasty www.drumdynasty.com
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