Sort of at a Loss
The One-Eyed Show's second studio album showcases their ability to blend roots rock, jam, funk, country, jazz, and blues into one tidy package, featuring an edge that will bump your trunk and your head. Jamie Lee from Hittin' the Note Magazine says: The One-Eyed Show's roots were sown in rural Ohio, a place that offered much time for study of the multi-faceted history of American music. Using a ripe combination of rock, funk and country, bassist Scott Axe, vocalist Darren Caywood, guitarists Brett Gilliland and Steve Snethkamp, drummer Mike Wilson and percussionist Forrest Moul have taken the music experience one step further than mere influences. They have deconstructed and reformed their own music with an array of elements that evolve like a playlist on cutting edge radio: fresh, funky and flexible in form. Bio: The One-Eyed Show have their roots firmly embedded in their industrial and agricultural hometown of St. Marys Ohio. Their 'down home' influences--that include rock and roll, country, funk and blues--come from these rural roots. The blended style that they produce from the combination of these genres is simply referred to as their 'small town sound.' 'Sort of at a Loss' is the band's second studio effort, a more mature follow up to 2002's 'Unsure of Direction.' The new album's eclectic genre switching from song to song is evidence to the aforementioned musical influences that the band was exposed to while growing up. It is infectious. In fact, you may need to go to your doctor to get a shot once you've heard it. One shot should definitely clear it up. This new album showcases the rich vocal harmonies of lead vocalist Darren Caywood and bass player Scott Axe, the buttery smooth slide guitar work of Brett Gilliland, the methodically poignant solo interplay of Steve Snethkamp and rhythmic grooves that are paced by Axe, percussionist Forrest Moul, and drummer Mike Wilson. 'Sort of at a Loss' will take listeners on a genre-bending ride that includes the straight edge rock of 'I'm the Star,' to the funky goodtime party of 'Navy Blazer,' to the catchy campfire sing along--'Creek Swim,' to bitter-sweet love and revenge ballad ('It Will Happen On A Monday').