Freewheeling Folk Rock
By C.W. Ross
They say that there’s an exception to every rule and Matthew Price’s ‘Stranded’, must be the exception for the saying, “you only get what you pay for”, because the 7-songs that make up this ‘free release’ from him are as good as any that you’d have to pay for.
Price’s ‘Freewheeling Folk Rock’ is a musical style that draws heavy on folk rock and singer-songwriter. Price describes it as, a cross between Jack Johnson and John Prine.
Things kick off with the title track, “Stranded”, a song about long time love and how things that may have seemed like bad things when they first happened are often the ones that make for the best memories when reflected upon through the prism of time.
“One Hit Wonder”, is another enjoyable track. The mid-tempo song has a soulful side with lyrics revolving around all of the musicians who pour their heart into their music and never get the chance to play on the big stage.
The last track that I want to talk about is, “Out of Sight, Out of Mind.” The song talks about not simply walking by those in need or turning the TV channel when something comes on dealing with people who are in need of help, that we need to be more open and willing to reach out to our fellow mankind.
Matthew Price has a lot to offer with the music that makes up, ‘Stranded.’ You can download the album from his website.