The Open Road

  • Record Label: New West
  • Release Date: Mar 2, 2010
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  1. Aug 6, 2011
    5
    I decided to dowload this album as this artist is very well considered by critics. I was a bit disappointed. Most of the songs are only for those who like straightforward blues sung by an old voice. There is, however, a great song in this album; Homeland.
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  1. Hiatt puts these thoughts to paper in his signature cerebral style, but it isn’t enough to make these played-out themes feel fresh.
  2. John Hiatt's muse hasn't stopped keeping him on task, and the work he's doing remains satisfying, and anyone who can crank out an album as good as The Open Road every 18 months or so would be well advised to keep up the good work.
  3. This bluesy, heartland-soaked musical excursion features meaty support from guitarist Doug Lancio, bassist Patrick O' Hearn and drummer Kenneth Blevins, wittily informed nods to such influences as Chuck Berry, the Rolling Stones and Willie Dixon and plenty of the rock soulfulness that's integral to the sound he's been honing for decades.