ARTIST - KELLY PETTIT
ALBUM - THESE DAYS
Pop, Rock, Vocal Rock
Train, Jack Johnson
Heart Felt Vocals, Amazing Songs
Genre Pop, Rock, Vocal Rock
Sounds like: Rob Thomas, Train, Jack Johnson
The Good Heart Felt Vocals, Amazing Songs, Incredible Baritone, Musicanship.
The Bad Nothing to report
The Ugly Nothing to Report
The Band 5 out of 5
The Music5 out of 5
The Songs5 out of 5
The Vibe 5 out of 5
The Production 5 out of 5
The Verdict 5 out of 5
CD OF THE YEAR
The Artist I recently checked out the latest CD from singer/songwriter/guitarist Kelly Pettit entitled These Days. Turns out Pettit: a native of Canada has spent several years touring around Japan. Reading his latest interview Pettit has recently returned to Canada in conjunction with his latest release These Days.
The band Besides the standard 4 piece line-up Pettit brings many impressive session players to the table. I would say the band possesses above average to advanced Rock, & Pop Rock paying abilities. You will notice right away Pettit's playing & writing style arte to die for. Songs are mesmerizing. moving & emotionally gripping. Timing is spot on within the pop rock grooves. Kelly can hold his own on the guitar, but vocally he's even more impressive. He has an amazing baritone you could listen to all day. Petit also possess allot of sex appeal for the ladies. These 4 elements can be a very lethal combination indeed. Pettit's got them all down cold. The music goes down clean & possesses a very upbeat, catchy, pop-rock stigma. Pettit will remind you of acts like Train, Rob Thomas, & even Jack Johnson, John Maher& perhaps Jason Mraz. Overall this is very likeable & marketable music. The songs There’s nothing like a solid musical production to get wrapped around – & this is definitely one of them. I kept waiting for a weak song to come down the road - I eventually gave up on that. Each song makes a lasting impression upon the listener. This CD grabs your heart & refuses to let go even after the experience is over Pettit proves he's not afraid of sharing some very intimate truths about his life experience with you. This is powerful stuff & it's what makes Pettit so infectious as an artist.My favs - You, the Melody, Airplane & These Days. Simply put - very much like life itself this CD personifies the human experience, with music that are 100% pure & genuine. Has a timeless feel to it as well. The production No weakness to point out. Provides a wide verity on instrumentation to keep you entertained with solid low end & high end punch & amazing highs. Crystal clear recording quality. The good Simply put - clearly one of the best productions I've heard this year. Honorable mentions go out to the gifted songwriting, singing & playing abilities of Kelly Pettit & his band. Like I mentioned earlier - he is a quadruple threat & should be considered a marquee, undiscovered talent. The bad Nothing to mention. The ugly Honestly - give this guys a record deal already. He's a heartthrob gravy train train waiting to happen.
The verdict As I listened to this CD in my car something amazing happened. I suddenly found myself moved to tears when I listened to the piece entitled "Airplane". I literally had to pull off to the side of the road to regain my composure & I'm glad I was alone at the time. It was at that time I realized I was listening to the CD of the year. As your typical unemotional red blooded male I can tell you this kind of stuff never happens. You know you've heard an amazing piece of music when it stops you dead in your tracks. These Days by Kelly Pettit clearly stands out as something very special, & no doubt a microcosm of the artist himself. At the end of the day people don't buy plastic, they buy emotions. You can't fake this stuff folks - the pureness, the sincerity, the emotions, the writing, the singing. It's all very real & Pettit doesn't hold anything back. The Bottom Line Congratulations to Kelly Pettit for the CD of the Year Award - 2010. These Days is in a class all by itself.
Indieshark Music Critic
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