Song Review:

End Of The Line

Overall Impression:

Very possibly the living king of Western Swing, Nolan Bruce Allen delivers a skilled and celebratory sound in his original tune, The End Of The Line!  Glibly walking through the emotional wasteland of a romantic departure, The End Of The Line couches a lyrical break up song inside the rapturously jazzy stylings of NBA and his talented cohorts - turning a would-be lamentation squarely on its head!

Strongest Point(s):

Great structure to the tune, moving quickly but gracefully from moment to moment. Beautiful solo work as always!  The various instrumental performances here are skillfully executed and artistically vibrant - making for a strong musical foundation for Nolan Bruce Allens warm vocals to sit pleasantly atop.  Really lovely harmonies from the ladies, and a thoroughly entertaining lyrical narrative - seriously fun music through and through!

Target Audience Appeal:

As diverse in influence as the country where it's been developed, Western Swing music borrows the best of every genre and gives it a solidly jazzy twist - making the sounds and stylings of Nolan Bruce Allen the best of the best of the best, and The End Of The Line reflects this concept well!  Effortless and effervescent, The End Of The Line stands to connect with a wide range of listeners for a wide variety of reasons - thanks so much for sending it in! - Jon W.

Artist target suggestions:

Tex Williams & His Western Caravan, The Maddox Brothers & Rose, Carolina Cotton Pickers, Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys, Red Foley, Spade Cooley & The Western Swing Dance Gang, Novi Novog, Sons Of The West, Craig Duncan, Crystal Springs Ramblers, Swift Jewel Cowboys, Rose Maddox, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison

About the Reviewer:

Jon Wright is a classically 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 in a wide variety of genres.


Vocals: Strength
Lyrics: Strength
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Recording Quality/Overall Mix: Strength