Dave Barnes - Carry On San Vincente
Our Record of the Month for November 2016 was the ninth album from the South Carolina native Dave Barnes, named Carry On, San Vicente. Barnes tells that his record was influenced by Fleetwood Mac and Jackson Browne, which is very evident on this gem of a record.
“She’s The One I Love,” the opening cut, paints within that said musical scheme rather effectively from the opening kick-off. It makes you want to switch the time machine back to 1975, and take a drive down the Pacific Coast Highway. Damn, it qualifies as sonic ecstasy. Other highlights on the album include the title track, which is reminiscent of “New Kid In Town,” as well as the emotional depth and straight-ahead lyrics of “Need Your Love.” The acapella opening of “Glow Like The Moon” will also stir some memories, as well.