Song Review:

You Don't Love Me But I'll Always

Overall Impression:

Nolan Bruce Allen, or NBA for short, has created a delightful Western Swing tune called "You Don't Love Me But I'll Always". A song about love and loss, NBA's voice is supported nicely by a full ensemble of instruments typically associated with the genre, such as a beautifully played pedal steel guitar, and a wonderfully punctuating rhythmic right hand from the piano player. A fresh take on a familiar sound, "You Don't Love Me But I'll Always" should find itself on any Western Swing fans' playlists.

Strongest Point(s):

I felt that the production was outstanding, and the playing was virtuosic. I really thought the solo sections stood out. The vocal is well captured, and sits nicely in the mix. I liked the relaxed tempo and mood, throughout. Definitely has that Tejano flavor.

Target Audience Appeal:

Fans of Western Swing, Jazz, Country and Western, Classic Country, Tejano, Texas Swing, Polka, Swing, Dixieland Jazz, Hot Club, Ballroom

Artist target suggestions:

Bob Wills, Lyle Lovett, The Hot Club of Cowtown, Hank Thompson, Tex Williams, Asleep at the Wheel, Willie Nelson, Chet Atkins, Tommy Duncan, Milton Brown, Ray Price, The Time Jumpers

About the Reviewer:

Steven Azami is a multi-instrumentalist with over 25 years of experience in the music industry. Both as a touring/session player and as a producer, his career has spanned nearly every genre, from bluegrass to jazz, from rock to reggae. In addition, his work as a music educator has allowed him to cultivate and foster talent among the next generation of musical explorers


Vocals: Strength
Lyrics: Neutral
Instrumental Performance/Execution: Strength
Melody/Rhythm: Strength
Arrangement/Flow: Strength
Recording Quality/Overall Mix: Strength