The Brothers Cosmoline Songs Of Work And Freedom (Bobby Dazzler) Rating: NNNN Rating: NNNN
This is very satisfying, down-to-earth country music by local boys the Brothers Cosmoline. Singer/songwriter Dan Kershaw writes familiar but clever lyrics and has a pleasant, understated singing voice. The pedal steel lines of Burke Carroll dance around Steve Briggs's bluesy guitar leads, while the rhythm section shuffles and swings. There's nothing particularly groundbreaking here, but it's a solid record nonetheless. The Brothers Cosmoline play an NXNE showcase at the Silver Dollar Saturday (June 8) at midnight.