Steve Grozier “A Place We Called Home” (1232 Records)

Steve Grozier hails from Glasgow and this is his second EP offering which has four tracks all dealing with love and loss in various forms. He wrote or co-wrote all the tracks on this CD which kicks off with the rocking Where The Roses Grow a brooding piece alluding to lost love and dreams. This is followed by The Hardest Thing a deceptively tragic song with intelligent lyrics delivered with an easy vocal.

Possibly the best song on offer here is Nothing Feels The Same a mournful piece featuring a nice pedal steel guitar with things being finished off with the title track. There are clear influences from many current Americana artists such as Jason Isbell and Andrew Combs to name just two and Grozier certainly covers the traditional subject matter with aplomb. However, a wider range of subjects would not go amiss and neither would another track to round things off but all in all there is real talent here that will hopefully find its niche and fully bloom.

Author: Michael Farley

Living in North London allows me access to many great music venues so I can get to see as many Americana and Bluegrass (yes I love Bluegrass!) acts as I can. My other passion is football and I follow the North London team with the Cockerel as it’s badge. Thankfully I have a fantastic wife who shares these obsessions or else I would probably be single by now!

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