This live recording is a very interesting collection of songs from Chuck Ragan, who has a roots rock feel to much of his repertoire, on display here on a February evening. “Open Up and Wail” and the somewhat catchy “The Boat” start things off in a rock mode. Ragan’s raspy delivery brings to mind Marah and, to a much lesser extent, Springsteen. He saves his best “The Boss” moment during the stellar “For Broken Ears”, which hits all the finer points of a Springsteen tune. The crowd seems quite attentive for all of the songs, even when Ragan invites some of his musical friends onstage for the rambling and rollicking “Do
Topics: chuck ragan
We all know how critical it is to keep independent voices alive and strong on the Internet. Please consider a donation to support our work. We are a wholly independent, women-owned, small company. Your donation will help PopMatters stay viable through these changing, challenging times where costs have risen and advertising has dropped precipitously. PopMatters needs your help to keep publishing. Thank you.