One-Eyed Show have their roots firmly embedded in their industrial
and agricultural hometown of St. Marys, Ohio. Their down home
influences--that include rock and roll, country, funk and
blues--come from these rural roots. The blended style that
they produce from the combination of these genres is simply
referred to as their "small town sound."
"Sort of at
a Loss" is the band's second studio effort, a more mature
follow up to 2002's "Unsure of Direction." The new
album's eclectic genre switching from song to song is evidence
to the aforementioned musical influences that the band was
exposed to while growing up. It is infectious. In fact, you
may need to go to your doctor to get a shot once you've heard
it. One shot should definitely clear it up.
This new album showcases
the rich vocal harmonies of lead vocalist Darren Caywood and
bass player Scott Axe, the buttery smooth slide guitar work
of Brett Gilliland, the methodically poignant solo interplay
of Steve Snethkamp and rhythmic grooves that are paced by
Axe, percussionist Forrest Moul, and drummer Mike Wilson.
"Sort of at a Loss" will take listeners on a genre-bending
ride that includes the straight edge rock of "I'm the
Star," to the funky goodtime party of "Navy Blazer,"
to the catchy campfire sing along--"Creek Swim,"
to bitter-sweet love and revenge ballad ("It Will Happen
On A Monday").
ONE-EYED SHOW: Sort of at a Loss
The One-Eyed Show's second studio album showcases
their ability to blend roots rock, jam, funk, country,
jazz, and blues into one tidy package, featuring
an edge that will bump your trunk and your head.