Review: Christian Evanko – High & Dry

Artist: Christian Evanko
Album: High & Dry
Released: Jan. 3, 2017
Genre: Folk/Pop/Rock

Christian Evanko and The Stash will make the trip from Poughkeepsie, NY to South Bethlehem’s Color Me Mine Lehigh Valley this Saturday to take part in an exciting bill alongside Service Dog, Kyle & the Pity Party, bloodmoon, and theLionhearted.

While they’re here, we hope to get a live taste of “High & Dry,” Evanko’s 2017 album that seamlessly blurs the lines between folk, pop, and rock.

“High & Dry” contains eight tracks featuring rich pop vocals, strong and highly accessible hooks, and shifting dynamics. Highlights include album opener “Sick,” a solid pop-folk opener where Evanko’s tenor stands up and rings clear, as well as “So Long, For Now,” a soulful, down-home number with melodic harmonica and guitar parts that work in tandem.

Those looking for more of a vintage rock and roll feel will enjoy “My Life,” which is complete with a simple chord structure and catchy melody. Meanwhile, album closer and title track “High & Dry” is perhaps the record’s apex, with swinging rhythms, bluesy guitars with a hint of reggae influence, and a strong, reverb-rich vocal.

Track listing:
Risk It All
Need Somebody (Live)
So Long, For Now
My Life
Oh Lord
High & Dry

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