My review of Echo Sparks’ Ghost Town Girl posted to Elmore today

12 Mar

Elmore Magazine | Echo Sparks – Ghost Town GirlEcho Sparks’ Ghost Town Girl, captures the heart of any inner flower child within listening distance of its 1960s California sound. Like the lyrics for the single, “Broken Arrow,” this band’s music strikes straight for the soul.

Its members hail from Orange County and their music feels reminiscent of The Byrds and The Grass Roots. Echo Sparks’ January self-released album fits loosely into the Americana genre with influences of country, folk, rockabilly, Mexicali, and pop music.

Featuring double bass, two guitars, and a steady drumbeat, together with a dreamy two-part harmony, the trio delivers the song, “Rolling 60s,” with a San Fernando Valley vibe that simply feels far out groovy.

Members C.C. Kinneck on vocals/guitar, D.A. Valdez on vocals/guitar/banjo/drums/percussion together with Cindy Ballreich on upright bass/mandolin, tell 11 musical tales with refrains that linger long afterwards, like the rich scent of orange groves.

Their song “I Think It’s You,” reaches across any crowded room to fill an empty space musically that has been lacking for the past five decades.

Musical evangelists, Echo Sparks, have a sound that feels immediately tangible, pure and 100 percent authentic.

Please follow this link to see my article posted on Elmore magazine’s site: http://www.elmoremagazine.com/2015/03/reviews/albums/echo-sparks-ghost-town-girl

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