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Posted on Sunday, May 03, 2009 @ 11:02:02 UTC
Artist: Matt Roach
CD: Hitchhiking on the Train Tracks, Live 2005-2007
Home: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Quote: "On Matthew Roach's new CD, youíre in for more than just a musical evening Ė the songs are very funny."
By Darryl Gregory
A man and his guitar alone on the stage ... many stages actually. In this CD from Matthew Roach, we get a sampling of his live shows from up and down the Eastern Seaboard as he played open micís, as an opening act and as the headliner. Entitled Hitchhiking on the Train Tracks, Live 2005-2007, this CD offers up 20 tracks from various live shows and one studio track that give us a great sense of what Roachís live shows offer: a good groove and a sense of humor.
The songs are mostly humorous and have a country/folk-rock feel to them. With titles like "Bag of Scum," "Mr. Sticky Buns" and "Unidentical Twins," you understand that youíre in for more than just a musical evening Ė the songs are very funny. His first track is called "Opening Act," which Roach has probably done many times:
I am the opening act
But I know that you donít care
Donít look for my name on the billboard
Itís probably not there ...
Roach does have one heartfelt song on the CD entitled "Call Your Mom," in which he counsels the listener to talk to and do nice things for their mothers before itís too late.
Hitchhiking on the Train Tracks is, over all, a very fun CD to listen to and the fact that it is live really brings the experience of being there to the listener.
Artist Website: http://www.mattroachmusic.com
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