The Street Beat CD Review
Review by Bill Ribas
So glad to get a roots-rock/Americana type disc this month, and a good one to boot. When I went
looking for info, though, I was surprised to see the outfit was from NYC. Not that it's never
happened before, but as the chords came out of the speakers, I was thinking of some guys in Nebraska
or the like. My slipping mind aside, the band consists of Ray Greiche on vocals/guitar, J. Edmund T
on guitars, Ben Zwerin on bass, and Patrick Carmichael on drums. I am reminded of the BoDeans, a
band from way back. Though, here, Greiche's voice doesn't have that nasal twang like those boys did.
But the music is similar in that it's clean and rocks when it has to. You get the sense of an
honesty to the music. That is, you feel shades of country music, but not like that of a Chevy pickup
ad. Again, I'm disappointed to find only six songs here, as I would have liked to hear more. Maybe
it's a trend in the music biz, maybe it's the economy, maybe it's the dang internet, who knows. In
any event, the half dozen songs here are real purdy, and you can find more about the band at
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