Song Review:

Spanish Two Step

Overall Impression:

Evoking the mesmerizing movement and grace of a dance floor overflowing with amorous energies, Nolan Bruce Allen's cover of "Spanish Fandango" draws listeners in with trademark charm and seemingly effortless musicality - keeping things moving along at a brisk and blissful pace with a happily dancing upright bass line and dueling melodic arcs from the electric and slide guitars!

Strongest Point(s):

As always, NBA and associates are completely cohesive and undeniably on top of the sound!  Sublime guitar riffs pop in and out between Nolan's vocal phrases with a cheerful warmth and a delightfully mellow tone - brilliantly setting up the song's chorus with plenty of momentum as the harmonic progression glides upward with the lyrical depiction of gliding dancers.  The piano feature likewise keeps things textured and timely with a great deal of stylistic flair.  Excellent sound!

Target Audience Appeal:

Any body with a pulse should find the feel and flow of "Spanish Fandango" to be practically irresistible!  Masterfully capturing a livelier pace for the Western Swing classic, Nolan Bruce Allen and his musicians deliver a rendition that defies listeners to stay seated - inviting anyone within earshot to boogie along to the "Spanish Fandango"! - Jon W. 

Artist target suggestions:

Spade Cooley & The Western Swing Dance Gang, The Sunshine Boys, Hank Penny and His Radio Cowboys, Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys, Billy Jack Wills & His Western Swing Band, Red Foley, Porky Freeman Trio, Jimmy Revard & His Oklahoma Playboys, Washboard Wonders, Jimmie Ballard, Homer Zeke Clemons

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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