gREGG LAWLESS Something Beautiful (Grafton Music) Rating: NNN
Something Beautiful is the sound of someone comfortable in his own skin. Much too mature for angst-ridden allegory, Gregg Lawless has produced a collection of love songs that show him wanting not much more than a big hug. Mixing pop, country, folk and rock into tight, catchy arrangements is something he does with confident ease. Calling little attention to itself, the music floats behind the vocals, allowing them to dominate so the stories can take centre stage. Their simple message is a refreshing reminder not to take life too seriously.
Catch Lawless Saturday (January 24) at Hugh's Room.