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AUGUST 1, 2, 3 . 2014 . Happy Valley, Oregon

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LISTEN The Way It Is
The Oregonian

 


 

Denver's eponymous debut starts off modestly enough. The first few songs are solid country numbers. Not alt-country songs, mind you, just straight, good old-fashioned country. They display skillful songwriting and delivery but don't immediately demand one's attention. But, as with changing seasons, what happens gradually suddenly becomes obvious. By the fourth song, "Dancing With the Moon," the album has quietly slipped into the realm of a classic. Something about the vocal delivery over the simple but timeless perfection of the backing music conjures artists like Johnny Paycheck and Waylon Jennings. On the next track, "Keep Your Eye Out," something else happens. The vocals, by Birger Olsen, are delivered in such a shockingly different manner than their predecessors that the listener is given pause
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