Jim Drew & Humble Soul - Escape Velocity

Published Monday 13th April 2009
Jim Drew & Humble Soul - Escape Velocity
Jim Drew & Humble Soul - Escape Velocity

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 78891-15349
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by James Lidgett

An excerpt from the Rochester, New York's band's Myspace page reads, "There is something special about a band that you have not heard before. . . and you feel like you do know them from note one." Although having never heard of or had the pleasure of listening to this band before, there is an instant and welcome familiarity to be found from the very beginning of this album. No stranger to CD releases, lead vocalist and songwriter Jim Drew actually has eight albums to his name prior to 'Escape Velocity' but this is the first with Humble Soul. Based in the disciplines of classic and modern rock music, yet continually drawing from blues, jazz, folk and country sounds, this album is truly eclectic. From Coheed and Cambria to Clapton, from Alter Bridge to America, it has something for everyone who loves to rock while the lyrics are beautifully crafted which will widen your smile and open your eyes. Definitely an album to be enjoyed over and over again.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Gary Fallesen in Rochester, NY USA @ 03:32 on Apr 16 2009

A humble soul is what Jim Drew is. I know Jim as a brother in Christ and as a musician. He has a heart for the Lord and has been blessed with tremendous song-writing and singing abilities. I think this review by Mr. Lidgett is right on. It is my prayer that more people would hear the message being shared by Jim, and through his music come to know the One who Jim follows. We give glory to God for this majestic sound.

Posted by Aaron Monello in Webster NY - HeirChex @ 12:30 on Apr 15 2009

Just wanted to say how much I agree with this review. Jim is a fantastic musician! I DO have the pleasure of knowing him and I am blessed by his friendship!

If you are a radio professional, you can download many of his singles for airplay at heirchex.com

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