Two's a Perfect Number
The first thing you notice is the harmony. Roy and Eric have mastered the art of two part harmonies and their vocal abilities are in line with groups such as the Jayhawks, Crosby-Stills-Nash, the BoDeans, Indigo Girls, and Simon and Garfunkel. Roy's voice has the raspy elements of Chris Smither and the grit of Mark Knopfler. Eric's voice is more a mix between the passion and power of Patrick Monahan (Train) and the soul of Marc Cohn. Beyond channeling voices, their acoustic guitars take on a whole different life with Roy on 12-string and Eric on 6-string. Roy's guitar work is smooth and mysterious. It displays influences from the Beatles to Yes to contemporary artists such as Counting Crows and David Gray. Eric has more of a crunch intense style to his guitar work. His influences range from Dave Matthews to Neil Young and Wilco. The songwriting aspects are interesting because Roy is a lyric machine and Eric is more a music thinker. Each song comes from a variety of situations, thoughts, angles and dreams. Okham's Razor's ability to draw from many genres of music provides a variety that is not seen with most artists. This melting pot of styles has pulled a fan base from country, rock and folk listening pools. Bottom line here is that Okham's Razor has thought provoking songs, straightforward guitar playing and smooth harmonies that will draw you in and will keep you hungry for the next time...