On his solo debut, 21 year-old folk rocker Nick O’Connor and his band Pilgrim Road encapsulate numerous Americana music traditions from the opening notes of the Nashville tinged "If I Tried," to the anthemic arena pop of "Freeze Out," to the Dylan-esque harmonica and word play of "Where Does the Road End?” On one of the record's signature tracks, “Don’t Stray,” veteran Nashville producer Clark Hagan (who led Chet Atkins to a Grammy win) masterfully melds infectious pop melody, with folk sensibilities and pedal steel country flair. O’Connor’s ballads are beautiful, sincere and haunting; his rockers propelled with the fuel of incendiary lead guitar and soulful R&B sax. His poetry is as sensitive as it is thought provoking, as he explores the complexities of the modern world-view on the piano-driven “New Bird’s Flight,” and “Spiritual Seasonings,” with its acid jazz undertones. Lady In Pink regards today’s realities with brutal honesty, yet its search for purpose remains deeply rooted in the idealism of love, faith and hope.
Produced by: Clark Hagan for Clark Hagan Productions
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