©2009 T-Vel Records
Review by Lucky Boyd
From the opening cut, Robert Frith reminds you why he’s a recipient of the
Texas Music Awards Singer/Songwriter of the Year Award. Frith’s Texas
influence on rock rhythms places him in a class by himself. The album jumps
with “Law Dog” and “Miss Saturday Night” which will get your toes tapping.
Frith reprises his 2005 TMA performance with “I Can’t Go To Mexico” and
that’s just the first three cuts of this baker’s dozen gem. The
instrumentation is classic Frith, using every perfectly subtle opportunity
to orchestrate each track as if it was the focus of the entire album.
Frith’s voice is distinct and Texas music fans know Robert instantly when
they hear him. Destined to be remembered as one of the greats in Texas
music, Robert Frith offers his best work to date. The writing is solid as
Frith co-writes about half the album and pens the rest himself. “Just Like
That” is an uplifting anthem of hope for those in love. “Ain’t No Big Thing”
brings out the rocker in Frith and includes one of his signature licks. We
call it a cliffhanger. It’s where the music comes to an abrupt stop except
for one instrument. Frith is a master of the technique. “King Crab” takes
you a little East of Frith’s home to the sounds of Southern Louisiana. You
know what that means… it’s rockin’ Cajun time. Acoustic Blues are the order
on “Rainwater” and “Diamond In The Rough.” Frith is masterful, crossing
genre lines as smoothly as a highway lane change. Robert wears his Country
hat on “More Everyday” and rounds out the album with a pensive folk song
that places a perfectly-tied bow on this gift to the Texas music scene.