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Water - Richie Lawrence
Water - Richie Lawrence

Alt Country Forum review (Netherlands)

Translated from Dutch:

Alt Country ForumFive songs far into Water, the second album by singer / pianist Richie Lawrence, I had the legendary Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band in mind, a merry band of deranged English weirdos with patches of vaudeville, cabaret and many absurd ingredients. Not that Lawrence once an exuberant rogue, but the way he sings, builds songs, piano music and his approach seems in more ways than one on the way chief Bonzo Neil Innes and Viv members Stan Hall. Maybe You And Me, a cabaret-style country song with a high popgehalte, and Pirate Kittyy had just penned by the duo can roll. What Lawrence, however, differs from the Bonzos are songs like the bluesy Old Friends (with subtle piano riffs), the worn Poets Prayer (with nice vocal work from wife Katie Thomas) and light-hearted love ballad Fields Where They Lay. That kind of songs deliver a high water density. Nice picture.