"If Bob Dylan decided he wanted to be a cowboy, and write songs about his lifestyle, one would wonder if he’d seek out Daron Little to show him the way."
Juni Fisher - Singer, Songwriter, Entertainer, Horsewoman - 2011 WMA Entertainer of the Year - 2006, 2009 & 2011 WMA Female Performer of the Year - Multiple Song, Album, Songwriter of the Year awards
So, Juni Fisher 2011 WMA Entertainer of the Year, 2006, 2009 & 2011 WMA Female Performer of the Year,Multiple Song, Album, Songwriter of the Year awards is (as noted) and a friend of mine. The thing to note about being friends with Juni is if you send her stuff to listen to or read you have to be prepared for honesty. But then again that is what makes Juni who she is. Like her, love her, or not, she is honest and that is what endears her and her music to me... it is honest. SO with some hesitation I sent her a copy of 307. this is what she said.
With a brazenly bold approach to recording the heartbeat and sounds of the modern West, singer songwriter Daron Little makes a mark on Western music, with his new CD, simply called “307.” That mark clearly outranks the typical fare that some cowboy singers who are less literary only wish they could reach, and for those who may know how to write but have never lived the life of a working cowboy, Little clearly shows the way, without being condescending about his experience.
If you think that what a cowboy singer of Daron Little’s talents might do is some sappy love song, or a rehashed version of one of the traditional favorites, think again. The album’s first notes pull you, like a ride in well used ranch truck with brand new tires, as it grabs a gravel road, and the songs take you, as that truck would, through gates and over cattle guards, shifting gears and carefully observing the big picture, in minute increments, as the landscape of Little’s west crawls, bounces, and sometimes flies by the windshield.
You’ll find yourself, then away from the truck, and wishing you were riding along side Little as he explains there’s “Something About A Horse,” and at other turns along the way, you’ll listen in wonder at his observations of what you’ve just seen. Make no mistake, this working cowboy has a gift for conveying an understanding of the world as he knows it, into music that transcends the genre and brings forth a view we do not expect.
If Bob Dylan decided he wanted to be a cowboy, and write songs about his lifestyle, one would wonder if he’d seek out Daron Little to show him the way. There is a beautifully gritty, and edgy feel to “307” that suits the honesty of Little’s playing and singing style. This CD is destined to be one of the great landmarks of Western Music, mark my words.
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