Song Review:

Hang Your Head In Shame

Overall Impression:

Harmonized guitars brilliantly open up Nolan Bruce Allen's tune Hang Your Head In Shame. The high energy and crystal clear execution from the rhythm section provides a strong foundation for the vocals. Displaying a grittier side to the artist, the lyrics take on heartbreak and loss through a lens tinted with an acrimonious fervor. Their cathartic rawness strikes a delicate balance with the upbeat, melodic execution to create a colorful and mesmerizing atmosphere. A staple of Nolan Bruce Allen's work, the band passes around solos steeped in style and virtuosity. Listeners may find themselves pressing the repeat button simply to hear again the fine work the instrumentalists have put forward. As with every project in his oeuvre, Hang Your Head in Shame by Nolan Bruce Allen presents a showcase of catchy melodies, exemplary Country Western Swing style, and superb performances by fine musicians. 

Strongest Point(s):

The lyrics in this tune display another layer of Nolan Bruce Allen's artistry that is less obvious in his other work. Behind the catchy melodies and captivating voice is a sensitivity and rawness that points to his depth as a human and artist.

Target Audience Appeal:

Fans of County Western Swing and Classic Country will enjoy Hang Your Head in Shame by Nolan Bruce Allen. 

Artist target suggestions:

Frank Sinatra, Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys, Brad Paisley, Books & Dunn, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Tony Bennet, Willie Nelson, Kenny Rodgers

About the Reviewer:

Zachary Larson is a professional touring guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. Getting his start in high school rock bands, he has since toured internationally as a classical chamber musician, in the show band onboard luxury cruise lines, and with the broadway musical Finding Neverland. His recorded work spans from classical works and jazzy holiday tunes, to mind-bending experimental music. His arrangements of orchestral music are published through Clear Note Publications. Classically trained, he holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Denver. 


Vocals: Strength
Lyrics: Strength
Instrumental Performance/Execution: Strength
Melody/Rhythm: Strength
Arrangement/Flow: Strength
Recording Quality/Overall Mix: Strength