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MASON REED – “You Can’t Get Back From Heaven” CDEP

 I admit I’d been a little hesitant about checking this out when I came across this in the backlog given the glut of singer/songwriters can make one a little wary.  However, I was also curious so I put it on.  Reed’s music is on the rootsy side of the singer/songwriter equation, often having a more blues and rock feel with a blend of acoustic instruments and electric guitars.  Reed’s vocals are a bit on the rough side, which is a welcome relief to the introspective clean vocals of too many in this subgenre.  Song wise, these personal sketches show promise (even kicking off with a good hook) but there are one or two songs that aren’t as strong as the others.  However, the potential here is obvious and Reed does have the arranging skill and songcraft to keep moving forward (which is something that’s easier said than done in music, believe me).  I know this won’t be every TTWN reader’s thing but those into more roots leaning music or the singer/songwriter genre will likely find something worthy in this EP.  (BOONE)

(masonreedmusic.com)

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