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Album Review of
Savage On The Downhill
Amber Cross

Label: Self-Release

Genres: Rock, Country

Styles: Roots Rock, Americana Country, Rock, Country


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Written by Duane Verh
July 21, 2017 - 12:00am EDT
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With sparing instrumental backup from a crew including Ray Bonneville, Tim O’Brien and Gurf Morlix, Californian vocalist/guitarist Amber Cross conveys her plainspoken lyrics with vocals just as unembellished and to the point.  The end results are consistently “grow-on-you” fare and in the case of the compelling title track, lyrically haunting.  The waltz-tempoed ballads “Eagle & Blue” and “Storms of Scarcity” also stand out as do the leadoff track, “Pack Of Lies”, and “Tracey Joe”.