Blank Range – Marooned with the Treasure (album review)

by Woody on August 28, 2017

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Credit: Don VanCleave

The Nashville quartet finally get around to releasing their full-length LP and it proves worth the wait. Some might call it a Labor Of Love. Maybe that somebody would be Blank Range as that is the title of the 4th track and the one, where the album title comes from. Its a mid-tempo number that Grant Gustafson takes the mic on. They also use their career for inspiration on the aptly-titled Opening Band, a track that the gravel-voiced Jon Childers sings of the travails of any band getting started. In fact, I recently took in a set where they opened for Banditos.

A couple of my other favorite tracks are Seemed Like The Word Got Around, a track that feels like something from the 70s. And the closer The Season, a track starts slow but really builds into a closing jam worthy of ending this fine album.

I had a feeling in 2015 that these guys would be in the HearYa wheelhouse. Their set at SXSW backed that up and this album reinforced that belief even more.

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Blank Range is here

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musicmand September 1, 2017 at 5:49 pm

its good review thank you

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