Review: Bart Crow Band "Brewster Street Live"

Corpus Christi, Texas' Brewster Street Ice House played host to one of the best live Texas country albums ever recorded when the Bart Crow Band stormed the stage for "Brester Street Live." The mesmerizing and confident vocal and instrumental performances exude sweet country goodness.
The album begins with the upbeat and melodic "Driftin' In The Wind" and is followed by the hard-driving current hit single "She's The Only Reason." However, the concert album showcases its musical mastery most on the reflective "Run With The Devil," which offers sublime musical styling.

However, the best track is the passionately-performed "Hollywood" which builds to a rousing crescendo. Heartache has never sounded so appealing. The Bart Crow Band channels its nonchalant charisma on "Say'n Goodbye."

The final four songs continue to impress. "I Still Think About Her" is a confidently performed track that mixes nuanced elements of the Randy Rogers Band with hints of the musical styling of the Barenaked Ladies. The final track "Not Going Crazy" gives one additional reason for fans of Texas country music to believe that the Bart Crow Band is destined for mainstream country music chart success.

"Brewster Street Live" is a collection of songs that even people who don't particularly like concert albums can't help but enjoy. With 17 tracks this good, the album should help sell a heck of a lot of concert tickets for these hard-working Texas country boys.