|Artist: Jesse and Noah|
|Album: Nowhere Revisted|
|Label: Smith Entertainment Records|
|Release Date: 2006|
|writer: James R. Nichols|
|In the summer of 2005, Jesse and Noah embarked on their first tour of Europe. They performed festivals
in Switzerland, Norway, and The United Kingdom: treating audiences to their unique country-rock sound
while receiving rave reviews and a significant amount of airplay on the tour.
Jesse and Noah were raised on a Florida cattle ranch. They are the sons of music icon, David Bellamy (The Bellamy Brothers). Cattle ranching not in their foreseeable future, they proceeded to convert an old hay
barn into a studio, this is where they rehearsed and eventually began recording demos.
The brother's first gained notoriety as the primary members of the band Elston Gunn, a staple of the central
Florida rock scene. In 2001, Elston Gunn released the critically acclaimed album, "The Key to the Highway,"
on their own; Bellerophon Records.
2006's "Nowhere Revisted," is the brothers first effort as Jesse and Noah. Their mix of country, folk, and rock has a harder, gritter edge. The CD has 14 tracks, with the majority of them written by the brothers and/or various co-writers. The first song on the CD, "Daddy's Got A Shotgun," was shipped to radio in early May. Diehard fans may recognize the voices of native Texan and Reba's duet partner, ("Does He Love You,"),
Linda Davis, and Deborah Allen(" Baby I Lied") who stepped into the studio to sing background vocals on this song. This is a sure hit that rocks and highlights the brothers harmonizing vocals.
The 2nd song on the CD is "Wild and Willin," and I predict this to be a super hit. It rocks in a style that would make The Eagles proud. It took me back to a time that was reminiscent of The Eagles. This one song could be as big as "Lyin Eyes." The twang that characterizes could easily have come out of an easier Nashville era, as well. The music on the following tracks really remind me of the graceful style of classic country /country rock.
This track is followed by," I'm All About You," and "You're My World (with The Bellamy Brothers)." The later song was co-written with their father, David Bellamy, of The Bellamy Brothers who has cranked out 30 years of hits. These both have superb vocals and show excellent musicianship. You do not want to miss hearing these tracks.
This album has a lot of brillant solos, catchy lyrics and harmonious riffs. Just listen to "Drivin Nowhere," "Santa Ana Winds," and "Faster Horses (The Cowboy and the Poet)," a Tom T. Hall classic. I really enjoyed "Santa Ana Winds," but Jesse and Noah had a much better time in LA than I. Everytime the Santa Ana winds blew through LA, all I got was a sinus infection that would run for 3 weeks.
The 2nd half of the CD, treats us to "Spirit Road," "Soul Food," and several other songs that are Top 10 material," "Everyday's A Revolution," (written by Warren Sellars) and "Tumblin Down," both have brillant guitar leads and over the top vocals. "Tumblin Down," was another of my favorites and it gives reference to Hank Jr. in the song. Both of these songs are sure to be chart topping hits.
This album will let any new fans see why Jesse and Noah are headed straight to the top of the charts.The last few tracks contain more songs that will hit the airways and are definitely airplay worthy. "You Can Always Count On Me,"(To let you down)" showcases Noah's sharp guitar chops with Jesse's vocals adding to the brillance of this song
For anyone wanting to get in that slow dance, don't forget to try out, "The Best Thing That I'll Ever know." Beautiful song that brings the album to an excellent close. I can see line dancers rejoicing once they listen to this complete album.
Jesse and Noah have signed for marketing representation with Smith Entertainment Records in support of "Nowhere Revisted." You can read more on these 2 new up and coming country rock stars at www.jesseandnoah.com. You can treat yourself to sample tracks, tour schedule and all the news on Jesse and Noah.
This album is a must have and will thrill old and new fans alike.