Andrew McConathy Album Review
With a music festival created from his inspiration, Andrew McConathy has now put out his first music album. A true workingman’s bluegrass album, Andrew gives us a heavy dose of his Eddie Vedder/Taj Mahal-esque voice to create an album full of unique originals as well as a few covers from some of America’s most beloved songwriters, including Bob Dylan and the surging bluegrass band Railroad Earth.
Tracks like “Don’t Go” and “Big Spike Hammer” bring Bonnie Paine (Elephant Revival) to the mic to help soften the hardened Western tones that wind through this album. The jammy-meandering of “Dean Moriarty’s Blues” captures the essence of the song’s namesake, Neal Cassady and his historical wild bus rides to a tee. A solid album that is the obvious beginning of a budding career, Light Of The Eye is an honest reflection of Andrew’s passion, life, and musical aspirations that build a connection between his fans, music lovers, and the sacred Colorado grounds from which his inspirations grow.