If you like traditional country music you’ll love Jason Cassidy.
For the last few weeks I’ve been hearing [easyazon-link asin=”B005BLOUG8″]Honky Tonk Heaven[/easyazon-link] on AOL Radio and it’s really stuck with me. The song has this low, mean sound to it. There is something familiar about this music. It reminds me of the country songs from the ’70s. It’s a little Jamey Johnson mixed with a little Travis Tritt.
I like it. See what you think.
Honky Tonk Heaven – Jason Cassidy
Independent artists have a tough go of things in the country world. It takes a lot to get the notice of the country audience. What’s been proven over the years, though, is there is a chance for artists to breakthrough. The trick is to have a song so different from everything else out at the time that it makes people notice you. Beyond that the song has to be good and not just different.
When I listen to [easyazon-link asin=”B005BLOUG8″]Honky Tonk Heaven[/easyazon-link] by Jason Cassidy it reminds me of the artists I see playing pretty good sized shows at the local bars, taverns, and even music festivals. The song sounds like it’s a hit I’ve heard from the past, but it’s completely his. He makes the song sound familiar. It sounds like it’s already been a hit on the radio from 20 or even 30 years ago.
Jason has that deep voice like Waylon or Mark Chesnutt. It’s familiar to me. It makes sense to me. I love the traditionalist sound and that’s exactly what Jason Cassidy is all about. He’s bringing back a little bit of the early ’90s twenty years later.
The song is about the honky tonks, the bars, the taverns some of us country folks spend a little too much time in. We love the atmosphere. We love the smell of the barroom. We love the people. For us it’s all about everything that goes on in those places. There’s country music. There’s good people with perhaps a little few bad decisions made along the way. It’s home and some of us only wish for that to last beyond this life.
Jason Cassidy is an interesting artist. He may be an independent act right now, but I think we could be hearing from him in the near future.
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