Song Review:

South Of The Border

Overall Impression:

Nolan Bruce Allen has released his new country tune South of the Border. Opening with a Spanish-style guitar lick, the tune immediately transports listeners down South before picking up its western swing groove. A love story placed down Mexico way, the lyrics behind South of the Border tell a dreamy tale of finding love that is not meant to be. Allen sings with a confidence and tone similar to Ol' Blue Eyes. His voice soars above the rhythm section, guiding listeners through the fantastic journey. A sophisticated guitar solo defines the center of the tune. Each note is placed with care and taste, and never asks for more. The fiddle and pedal steel players all have their moment in the spotlight, and expertly add their voice without distraction or cheap tricks. Overall, South of the Border by Nolan Bruce Allen is an incredibly enjoyable country tune that paints a vivid picture over a backdrop of fine musicianship.

Strongest Point(s):

Nolan Bruce Allen continuously releases top quality music that is full of character and easy on the ears. South of the Border is another tune of that does not disappoint!

Area(s) of Improvement:

None, very well done! The diction and enunciation was very clear. *note* the comments in this section, and the rated boxes below, are not displayed publicly in posted reviews and remain between the reviewer and artist.

Target Audience Appeal:

Fans of Country Western Swing will most definitely enjoy South of the Border by Nolan Bruce Allen.

Artist target suggestions:

Frank Sinatra, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, Elvis Presley, Garth Brooks, Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys

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