Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Rick Lawndale - Ponderosa Parkway
|Rick Lawndale has moved generally into a small town country vein, but has retained his endless sense of humor and original writing. Some of the vocals here are just plain endearing! There are two instros as well, with "Ponderosa Parkway" being particularly fine. Among the vocals I found more endearing was the lead track, "Hillbilly Christmas."|
Picks: Ponderosa Parkway, Instrumental 2
Track by Track Review
Desert Surf (Instrumental)
"Ponderosa Parkway" has a lovely, spooky desert melody and haunting sound. Acoustic and electric guitar blend beautifully to deliver excellent imagery. This is a splendid Southwestern-Spanish flavored epic.
Interesting that the title implies a continuation of the theme from "Instrumental" from Lawndale's Sasquatch Rock album, but there's no apparent connection. This is a very pleasant instro in a gentle vein.