Song Review:

Somewhere South Of San Antone

Overall Impression:

A swingin' song for two, Somewhere South of San Antone by Nolan Bruce Allen opens with fiddles and guitars playing sweetly in harmony. Their bouncy and easy-going approach whisks listeners away to somewhere more care-free and lovely. Nolan Bruce Allen charms with a tale of finding love and ultimate happiness in, as the title suggests, south of San Antonio. He assumes the same easy-going manner as his musicians and provides a full realization to the tune. As soon as the drums kick in, listeners may find themselves instinctually moving toward the dance floor with that special someone. Over in a flash, Somewhere South of San Antone by Nolan Bruce Allen is a gem of sweet Western Swing that is sure to put a smile on your face.

Strongest Point(s):

Short tunes like Somewhere South of San Antone provide quick access to listener's hearts and souls. By keeping the tune short and irresistibly sweet, Nolan Bruce Allen is able to instantly lighten the mood and bring some joy. 

Target Audience Appeal:

Fans of Western Swing should already know of Nolan Bruce Allan. If they don't, Somewhere South of San Antone is a great way to bring them in! 

Artist target suggestions:

Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys, Alan Jackson, Willie Nelson, Tony Bennet, Frank Sinatra, Merle Haggard, Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn 

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. 


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