Corey Crowder

We Go Back by Corey Crowder (Self-released EP)

Corey Crowder has certainly experienced an adventurous year, touring the country with American Idol winner Lee DeWyze as well as securing much coveted opening slots of Leanne Rimes and the legendary Willie Nelson. Clearly demonstrating the power of the Internet and social networking sites, Crowder has been a truly independent artist who continues to prosper long after this deal with Tooth & Nail Records came to an end in 2009.  We Go Back is the name of Crowder’s latest EP, an acoustic collection of heartfelt songs that will surely appeal to fans of both the pop and alternative country genres. Five tracks in all, destined to gain Crowder even more attention and admiration with both ardent music fans and fickle industry types.

The wonderful title song We Go Back kicks off the album on a warm and sentimental note, with Crowder’s intimate voice and the infectious melody transcending the listener onto their own grand and liberating journey to a place called home.

Corey Crowder with Kirk Sauers at the Hotel Cafe September 2011 opening for Lee DeWyze

All artists have their road stories, and Crowder’s A Couple States Away is one of the best – a poignant tale of missing a loved one and remaining devoted even in spite of the strains and pressures of being so far away. Like That continues with the wistful romanticisms, and soars with its poignant vocals and vibrant guitar and mandolin meanderings.

Someone Can Love is a standout track, where the thoughts and aspirations of love and commitment ring out like a promise fulfilled. And then closing out We Go Back is the marvelous People Worth Talkin’ About, an inspiring tune Corey wrote about his fire fighter brother as well as other unsung heroes of the day.

On We Go Back, Corey Crowder presents a short yet rousing slice of Americana that is absolutely timeless. Although this is an acoustic album, the songs are tremendously effective, demonstrating a passion and grace that is wondrous to behold. With 2011 being such an epic year for Corey Crowder, it will be exciting to see what the future has in store for this talented troubadour. In the meantime, check out We Go Back and the many other albums and EP’s Crowder has recorded – and remember to always support truly independent music and artists!

(Review and Live Photo by Kenneth Morton)

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