Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Scott Hrabko -- Biscuits & Gravity

When someone describes himself as a "(criminally) obscure singer-songwriter from Kansas City," you have to assume that the guy has a lot of chutzpah but probably not the talent to match it. But sometimes those people actually do, and Scott Hrabko's one of those guys.

With the hope of doing my bit to right this injustice, I will tell you that Biscuits & Gravity is a damn fine country album. Not a guy with a twang crooning on his guitar country album, but a country album in the classic sense. It's hard to believe all of the songs on Hrabko's second album are originals. They sound like they should be pouring out of the tinny speakers of an old jukebox somewhere. Hrabko's smooth cowboy vocals remind us that they really just don't make 'em like they used to, and his lyrics are whip-smart:

Rivers run dry when I walk by
Birds fly away and babies cry
Cookies crumble and milk expires
I can't begin to tell you why
I'm just an ordinary guy

If you've been hankering for some classic country, Hrabko's your guy.

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