Song Review:

Take Me Back To Tulsa

Overall Impression:

Leaping into the fray with a wide-open fiddle figure, Nolan Bruce Allen's "Take Me Back To Tulsa" does more than justice to the versions that popularized the song! Just this side of frantic, the track bobs along at a playful pace - showcasing each of the instrumentalists in turn and taking listeners on a whirlwind tour of whatever dancefloor they find themselves near!

Strongest Point(s):

Incredible musicianship produces the sort of calm, confident delivery that only comes from years of experience in the craft - underpinning the song's quick pace with a performative presence that really resonates! Exciting fiddle work leads the way and passes the spotlight seamlessly to NBA and company as they give the song's lyrics a dose of levity before steel guitar and piano expertly fill in the blanks! Next the guitar and fiddle strike up a sound worth losing yourself inside, though from the first bar to the last beat, the bass quietly steals the show as it maintains its wild walking part in the wings!

Target Audience Appeal:

Seriously fun and full of vibrant musicality, Nolan Bruce Allen's "Take Me Back To Tulsa" resonates well among fans of the style, and stands to motivate listeners of any preference to move along with the tune! No matter if you've heard of Western Swing or not, Nolan Bruce Allen and Co. are a group worth your while! - Jon W.

Artist target suggestions:

Spade Cooley & The Western Swing Dance Gang, The Sunshine Boys, Washboard Wonders, Jimmie Ballard, Homer Zeke Clemons, 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

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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