Artist: The George Cahill Band
Overall Album Vibe: George Cahill was a retired Philadelphia firefighter and successful real estate agent who decided to follow his musical dream with his latest release being, ‘Relavant.’ Cahill tends to look at negative world related events and human emotions and put them to music. ‘Relavant ‘ includes 6-original tracks and 3-covers (Woody Guthrie’s- “This Land is Your Land”, Bob Seger’s- “Still the Same”, and the one that I thought was the most successful cover, Bob Dylan’s – “Just Like Tom Thumb Blues”). The album kicks off with the moody alt rock sounding track, “Nuclear Fallout” that deals with having to be better stewards of the world we live in to avoid disasters like the earthquake/ tsunami that caused the massive problems related to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant located in Japan. “Preacher Man”, is another hard hitting track taking on religion, zeroing in on the Catholic Church, and their problems over the years including child sex scandals.
Review Tagline: George Cahill has a lot to say through his music. This isn’t songs filled with feel good fluff lyrics but if you’re willing to dig into the lyrics and ponder their messages you’ll find that it will be time well spent.
Standout Tracks: “Nuclear Fallout”, “Preacher Man”, “Just Like Tom Thumb”
Review by C.W. Ross