The Hard Way
By: Ami Lieberman
There are three ingredients
necessary for a successful music career: innate talent, hard work,
and luck. For Owsley,
these things appear to come naturally. Originally a member of Amy
Grants touring band and later famed for singing a live duet
Twain on late night television, Owsley was handed a rare chance
to break into the music industry.
Those familiar with Owsleys
phenomenal first album will not be disappointed by his more recent
work on The Hard Way. A mix of ten distinct songs, all threaded
together by Owsleys unique sense of pop-rock style, make for
an enjoyable album. Not to be missed is Owsleys gem of a cover
song, the hidden track, Band On the Run.
An assortment of rocking
love songs and powerful ballads keep thelistener on her feet, and
Owsleys sense of song, with intricate layered guitars and
melodic tunes throughout, will make the musically analytical proud.
Its unclear if
Owsley will be able to break into mainstream radio, but those who
do hold his CD in their hands can appreciate The Hard Way
for all its worth.