Song Review:

Home In San Antone

Overall Impression:

Nolan Bruce Allen's affinity for Western Swing is a veritable gift to the listening world! His original Western Swing tune, Home In San Antone is a brightly endearing lyrical rumination on the concept of non-material wealth, and between NBA's smooth and sonorous vocal deliveries and the delightfully skillful instrumental executions of his compatriots, the tones stricken are nothing short of mesmerizing!

Strongest Point(s):

Really lovely lyrical content - very joyful and pleasantly sentimental!  Great vocals from NBA and the rest of the singers - REALLY great instrumental work from each soloist.  This one is short and sweet - but not at all lacking in content!  The performance is succinct, and merits more than one listen-through in order to fully bask in the amount of musicality on display!  Great stuff!

Target Audience Appeal:

Anyone unfamiliar with the genre of Western Swing is long overdue for a modern music history lesson - and the perfect educational material for the topic is Nolan Bruce Allen's impressive body of work!  Fully embracing the Country-Western instrumentation with a fun and fanciful emphasis on Jazz, NBA's music is a stellar representation of the genre's contents - while holding a special designation as something delightfully its own!  Home In San Antone has lyrics that should appeal to listeners with a heart for home life, and a musicality that should appeal to any and everyone with a love for great music! - 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
Instrumental Performance/Execution: Strength
Melody/Rhythm: Strength
Arrangement/Flow: Strength
Recording Quality/Overall Mix: Strength