A few seconds of Rick Hart's warm, honey-sweet voice will get you hooked. He also knows how to play to his strengths. A singer-songwriter in the tradition of the folk greats of the '60s and '70s, all of Hart's songs sound like you've heard them somewhere before.
Hart's honesty and commitment to his music is abundantly clear, and it's what keeps his sound contemporary and immediate. However, much like the '70s, many of the songs sound a tad overproduced. I found myself most drawn to "Hummingbird," which is relatively stripped down compared to the other songs. That being said, Hart does great things with the tried-and-true. Let's hope that his continued success gives him the confidence to deviate from the norm.
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