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JOHN MCVEY

UNPREDICTABLE

2010-08-17

It's hard to believe it's been ten years since John McVey released one of 2000's finest folk releases Jigsaw, but in 2010 this singer songwriter from Boulder Colorado has put the pieces together and released once again a very solid effort. Unpredictable's well written and crafted tracks begin with the beautifully written "A Little More Time", featuring background vocals by Jonatha Brooke. It raises the question after your love passes on is just one lifetime enough to spend with the on you love? "The Con Man's Easy Chair" sounds like it could have been taken from one of Robbie Robertson's early discs and musically is one of the best and most adventurous tracks on this disc. "The Crooked Way" is a solid folk track that explores the roads we choose to get where we are. How many of us at one time or not haven't traveled a crooked road ? "Lay Your Burden" down is an A cappella Gospel track that brought back memories of Todd Rundgrens A Cappella and Healings releases. This has to be one of the cleanest produced releases I have heard and shows that John McVey not only writes great songs, performs them to perfection, but is also one of the most skilled music producers in the industry. Reviewed By: Gregg Saur

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