Tuesday, June 22, 2010

CD Review: "Pardon" The Debut From Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights

As the opening guitar chord indicates, Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights are ready to take off. Their debut album "Pardon Me" is full of guitar riffs, pounding drums and classic rock sounding vocals. Tyler's voice is strong and powerful in the opening songs "Pardon Me" and "Young & Free." He could almost be mistaken for Lenny Kravitz or Kid Rock, but that's a good thing. You feel comfortable in knowing that he'll deliver on the vocals. "Gypsy Woman" is a hot , southern rocker with contagious beats supplied by drummer Jordan Cain. The band shows their softer side with the ballads "Paint Me A Picture" and "She Wears A Smile." The album is full of Black Crowes-style rock and blues, a great start for this up-n-coming band from Texas.

Their schedule is packed with dates that include the Bonnaroo Festival, Westword Music Festival and a boat-load more. Their debut album "Pardon Me" is available now on Atlantic Records and F-Stop Music. For more information on tour dates and free downloads of live shows, visit jonathantylermusic.com.

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