Little Boy Sly
Blending the best qualities of acoustic rock and modern folk, this album triumphantly crushes boundaries. Recorded in Brazil, Jonathan Stier used the connections he had in his home town to enlist the work of established Brazilian musicians. The album reflects that Brazilian influence not only in his Portuguese song, Valeu, but also in the rhythmic strumming of songs like Little Boy Sly or the irresistible Fire Eyes. True to the singer/songwriter genre he is often grouped in, Jonathan Stier's lyrics are poignant and driving, a true storyteller. Drawing from life experiences, you can hear the pain, joy, anger, or indignant tone in his voice. And it overflows into the guitar. Using the melodic strumming/picking style of artists like Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, and John Mayer, Jonathan turns a simple song into a richly layered musical success!! Not a bad group to be compared to. Simple and evocative, American and Brazilian, rhythmic and poetically written. Just plain good...