Severance & Cassidy Severance & Cassidy

by Ron Hart

15 August 2011

 
cover art

Severance & Cassidy

Severance & Cassidy

(Riverman Music)
US: 12 Apr 2011
UK: 28 Feb 2011

The late ‘70s/early ‘80s was a time that saw rock ‘n’ roll get louder, faster and weirder in the advent of punk and new wave. However, such seismic sea changes on the college and commercial radio charts had little to no effect on the music of the New Hampshire duo of Dan Severance and Gary Cassidy, whose brand of mellow Northeastern folk-rock had more in common with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and America than Talking Heads and The Cars.

The pair’s eponymous private press debut from 1978 saw the combination of Gary’s sturdy aptitude on the bass and country music background and Dan’s velvety acoustic licks and penchant for AM pop harmonies coalesce into a beguiling treasure that has been given a formidable second life courtesy of the Riverman Music label. Find out what the New Hampshire/Vermont area has enjoyed for nearly 35 years on this excellent reissue.

Severance & Cassidy

Rating:

 

We all know how critical it is to keep independent voices alive and strong online. Please consider a donation to support our work as an independent publisher devoted to the arts and humanities. Your donation will help PopMatters stay viable through these changing and challenging times where advertising no longer covers our costs. We need your help to keep PopMatters publishing. Thank you.

 


//comments
//Mixed media
//Blogs

20 Questions: Nashville Singer-Songwriter Natalie Hemby

// Sound Affects

"Natalie Hemby's Puxico is a standout debut from a songwriter who has been behind the scenes for over a decade.

READ the article