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Expecting Rain

Expecting Rain - Birthday Girl [highly rec'd!]
Lately it seems all good things folk- and country-related on TGH come out of Ohio. Expecting Rain, hailing from Columbus [correction: Cleveland], is no exception. "Birthday Girl" begins with a simple strummed chord on an acoustic guitar and I teeter on the edge of "oh no, not another Creedence Clearwater-wannabe" until the good-naturedly pop-py piano enters in, soon to be joined by Nick Tolar's simple, warm tenor. The country instrumentation develops ever so carefully, and the refrain of "Birthday Girl" is ever-so-slightly sweet without delving into bubblegum cliches.

Expecting Rain - Not Otherwise Specified [highly rec'd!]
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By the way: Happy Thanksgiving! Just think, the turkey could have been our national bird...
1776 Original Soundtrack - The Egg (and the Eaglet)

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2 Responses to “Expecting Rain”

  1. # Blogger jes hernandez.

    Hola Kate,
    Gracias por el comentario acerca de JD.
    Tu sitio es est├║pendo, lo he visitado antes.
    ┬íSaludos a todos!  

  2. # Anonymous erin

    they're from cleveland. very very much so. there's so much cleveland pride in this band it's disgusting. *laughs*  

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