One Part Country, One Part Urban Thug. What A Fox.

Posted: February 12, 2010 by Is This Revolutionary? in Reviews
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On Tim Barry‘s third full length album as a solo artist, 28th & Stonewall, many would argue this is his finest work. Barry originally known for being the front man of Virginia based Avail, also had a brief stint in the group Young Pioneers, has a totally different vibe as a solo act. He flawlessly blends together folk and country while maintaining his punk-esq edge. As always on this record you get such a raw mixture of heart-on-sleeve emotions with his own humor.  (The title of this article is from the song “Downtown CVU” off of 28th & Stonewall, which is also probably my favorite song on the album). Not to mention as he has progressed in his past decade of music, so has the quality of the recording. Listening to this album it is very hard for me to find anything I am unhappy with. “I like the flow of it, the peaks and valleys, the way it goes up and down,” says Barry, I couldn’t agree more. After his last album, Manchester released in 2008 which had a much darker vibe it’s nice to see him playing with the emotions more, creating those “peaks and valleys”. Barry is currently on tour with a few other favorites right now such as Chuck Ragan, Against Me!, Ninja Gun & Red Clay River.

*Tim Barry & Red Clay River – 4/8 @ The Knitting Factory – Brooklyn

-D.

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