Steve Law Band
After releasing a five-song EP, Balance, in 2011 and a live album last year with Kyle Zender, Steve Law returns with a self-titled release that doesn't stray too far from the acoustic-guitar-driven folk rock of the EP. While Law sounds like he's influenced by the likes of James Taylor and Paul Simon, his vocal delivery at times recalls that of Rufus Wainwright, especially on the opening cut, "On the Run." The cozy, stripped-down tracks here suit his relaxed vocal style, as do the harmonies by Toddy Walters. Law no doubt has a knack for writing catchy tunes, such as the radio-friendly "Other Side of Your Heart" and "Telluride," which features some gorgeous pedal-steel work from John Macy.
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