Review: “Living For The Sunshine,” Jack Saunders

 

From the first notes of the beautiful tune “Faith” you can tell that Jack Saunders is an artist who knows exactly what he’s doing. Saunders’ third solo CD, Living for the Sunshine, is a great piece of Texas storytelling that channels country and blues and stands up against any work currently on the country charts. Tunes like “Nothing at All,” “It Never Was Like it Used to Be,” “This Highway,” the rocking “Highway 71” and the title track have a Steve Earle quality to them (without the gravely voice) and would be great listening with the top down traveling out in West Texas. A nice “freight train” groove makes an appearance on “Red Dirt and Rusted Steel,” and he gets a little soulful on the excellent ‘You’ll Have to Wait.”

 

Saunders has been a favorite on the Texas music scene since releasing CDs with veteran Shake Russell back in the 90s. He sounds mighty comfortable on his own with this 11-track collection, and after listening to it, you’ll feel pretty comfortable yourself.

 

MP3: Faith

 

Jack Saunders official website

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