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Hockenberry, Tim: Tim Hockenberry

Tim Hockenberry is a singer songwriter/musician best known for his semifinal appearance on the show America's Got Talent. This is his self-titled debut album.

The music is rock oriented with elements of blues, folk, pop and country. Hockenberry is a good musician adding piano to many tracks, which were all written or co-written by him. His voice is one of the best things about this disc as he takes on elements of Ray Charles or a more refined Joe Cocker. His soulful delivery fits the music like a well-worn glove as he sounds totally at ease leading his band in these ten tracks.

"Me And You" begins the disc with a nice folky vibe as mandolin and softer instrumentation along with Hockenberry's understated vocals having an almost Mark Knopfler quality lead the way. "Ease Your Pain" is a pretty ballad with his clear and soulful vocals and background B3 organ filling in the empty spaces. "Faith In You" is a straight forward mid-tempo rock song with some decent guitar work while "Carrying You" is another pretty acoustic ballad. "Little Angel" continues in the mellower pop rock vein and features catchy background vocals and soaring guitar as does the acoustic guitar led "Come On Let's Dance".

That is pretty much what you get here, ten catchy tunes with thoughtful arrangements, excellent vocals and solid musicianship. Indeed, this is quite an enjoyable set and recommended for those who appreciate the art of singer/songwriters.

Track Listing:
1. Me And You (3:22)
2. Ease Your Pain (4:30)
3. Faith In You (4:30)
4. Carrying You (3:50)
5. Little Angel (3:58)
6. Come On Let's Dance (4:55)
7. I've Got Nothing (Better To Do) (4:58)
8. If The Sky Was To Fall (4:05)
9. Crazy (3:43)
10. This Time By Me (3:45)

Added: April 25th 2016
Reviewer: Jon Neudorf
Related Link: Artist's Official Site
Hits: 874
Language: english

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