- Source: Independent
- Author: Jill Wilson
- Date: 01-1-2004
Pedal-steel player Bob Egan has toured with Wilco and Billy Bragg, and is now a full-fledged member of Blue Rodeo. Though he's no copycat, it's evident he's picked up a musical trick or two from the acts he's accompanied. On his sophomore solo release, the Minnesota-born guitarist collaborates with Blue Rodeo bassist Bazil Donovan (and recruits a passel of friends from the Canadian alt-country music scene) for a set of country-roots tunes with a loose, easy feel and all the charm of a
front-porch jam session. "Mr. Moonlight" has a Mexi-Cal sway, highlighted by Travis Good's mandolin work; the Be Good Tanyas lend heavenly backing vocals to the soulful, elegiac "When I'm Gone"; and the jangly rock of "Starting Over" is instantly catchy. Catch Bob Egan on Thursday, May 9, at Academy Coffee Co. Admission is $10.