March 7, 2012
Ron Anderson - Easy Street (TX rural folk rock brilliance)
A quite excellent and virtually unknown 1979 folk rock gem from Shreveport LA via Austin TX. There are some really excellent songs on here, and his vocals and the style often emulate the more country rock stylings of led zeppelin, at time the sound is more akin to Exile on Mainstreet, though the vocals are definitely not Mick Jagger-esque. But overall I was sad to see it only sell for 60 bucks and I think in the future it will command a lot more. There are some really great tracks here, Sing Sister being one especially, but its honestly listenable all the way through, even through the more country moments, which are at least somber fiddle and drums odes to love and loss, really great and highly recommended, especially for this level of obscurity.
Ron Anderson - Easy Street (Southern Star Records, 1979)