Song Review:

Across The Alley From The Alamo

Overall Impression:

With a sweetly swaying melody and a sultry vocal swagger, Nolan Bruce Allen and his talented companions deliver a lively rendition of Joe Greene's "Across The Alley From The Alamo"!  Bright and buoyant, NBA's cover of the once chart-topping tune carries itself with a smoothness and ease that's hard to beat!

Strongest Point(s):

Always cohesive, the musicians at play in NBA's project deliver "Across The Alley From The Alamo" straight from the pocket - holding a simple groove and stepping out only long enough to enrich the experience!  Playful vocal callbacks and a tandem melody line from both guitars keep things flowing gently and lifted lightly for a richly pleasant record!

Target Audience Appeal:

With a sound as easy-going as it is enlivening, Nolan Bruce Alan's take on "Across The Alley From The Alamo" favors stylistic simplicity over bravado for an experience sure to resonate with Country, Jazz, and of course Western Swing fans alike! - Jon W.

Artist target suggestions:

Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys, Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Spade Cooley & the Western Swing Dance Gang, The Maddox Brothers & Rose, T. Texas Tyler, Jimmie Ballard, Johnny Tyler's Riders Of The Rio Grande, Bucky Bates, Tune Wranglers, Tex Atchison, Slim Harbert and His Boys, Tex Williams & His Western Caravan

About The Reviewer:

Jon Wright is a trained multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and music educator with nearly twenty years of experience in the field. Working with musicians and their individual sounds is his passion and profession, and he strives to interact with and understand every aspect of the production process - from theory and songwriting to recording and mastering. He continues to teach students of all ages and is currently collaborating with artists across a wide range of genres.


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