Song Review:

New Road Under My Wheels

Overall Impression:

Diving into a Western Swing staple, Nolan Bruce Allen and his troop breathe brilliant new life into "New Road Under My Wheels", made famous by Buddy Emmons and originally recorded by Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys!  With his own signature sound, Nolan Bruce Allen's take on the now timeless tune bears a delightfully relaxed yet musically gregarious quality - defying those that hear it to keep from tapping their toes in time!

Strongest Point(s):

Nolan Bruce Allen's vocal approach for "New Road Under My Wheels" brings a pleasantly grounded baritone to the familiar melody, lending a relaxing richness to the tune and illuminating each lyric fully!  Brilliant playing from the band supports NBA perfectly, with a wildly walking and marvelously melodic bass line beneath stellar slide guitar and unimposing keys.  Fully cohesive and comprehensible, "New Road Under My Wheels" does the original more than justice!

Target Audience Appeal:

Fans of the genre will instantly recognize "New Road Under My Wheels" as the liberated anthem of those who suffer from automotive-enhanced wanderlust, and the stylistically seamless rendition on display from Nolan Bruce Allen and friends guarantees the tune's legacy to continue at full speed!  Perfect for road trip playlists and listening parties alike, Nolan Bruce Allen's take on "New Road Under My Wheels" inspires a jovial appreciation of the open highway among any who would hear it! - 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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