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Just The Way That I Am

Dave Insley

DIR-Records 2016

Review by David Bowling


Tonight is Dave Insley’s release party at the White Horse in Austin, Texas, for the upcoming release of his new CD titled Just The Way That I Am.

Insley, and his backing band the Careless Smokers, have been performing at the White Horse every Saturday night for almost three years. The venue suits his style as he is at heart a honky-tonk country musician. His press release says his vocal sound is similar to traditional country artist Ernest Tubb, which is fair, but his style is more in tune with old western swing country music; maybe not in the type of instruments used but in approach. His music is made for a bar on a Saturday night, when the drinks are flowing and the dance floor is full.

His new CD reflects a dance party atmosphere – country style. From the opening chords of “Drinkin’ Wine And Staring At The Phone” to the closing “Everything Must Go” with stops at “Win Win Situation For Losers,” “Dead And Gone,” and “Footprint In The Snow;” it is a rollicking good time.

So belly-up; Dave Insley is back in town with a new album.

Rating: ***1/2