Feelin' Like That
It's impossible to pigeonhole the musical style of Steve Brennan. Sometimes, he's a folksinger, sometimes it could best be described as country. Then again, his back porch country blues version of Carol King's "I'm into Something Good", will certainly send Herman's Hermits fans away shaking their heads. There's a brushy, Jazz Trio approach to Bill Morrisey's "King Jelly's Good Morning Irene song". And then. The James Tayloresque conversation with a friend named Vinnie. Along the way, tribute is paid to Elvis, Jim Reeves, and Johnny Cash. The album opens with an original entitled, "I Know this Road", considered by most to be Steve's best song. It's the story of a trucker's life as told to a passenger in the cab of a big rig headed north. There are other bright spots, but one thing is for sure, there is zero filler. He can sing, and he can play. Eleven songs, eleven keepers. That is as it should be. Enjoy.