Review : Rob Baird - I Swear It's The Truth
Rough StockIn 2010 a new artist named Rob Baird surfaced on the scene with a strong debut album, written mostly while still in college, called Blue Eyed Angels and while that was a very strong album, I Swear It's The Truth. Recorded at the legendary Cedar Creek Studios in Austin Texas, Truth features eleven strong songs with eight of them highlighting Rob Baird's considerable growth as a songwriter.
"Same Damn Thing" finds the Memphis, Tennessee native burning up the speakers with a tune that tells his story about how his life takes him to different places with different faces but many of those people in those dusty bars are doing the 'same damn thing' and are the same kinds of people, even if their own stories are different. It's an insanely relatable song that can even correlate to anyone's job or life in general (going to a Publix or a Whole Foods, the people in these stores are inherently the same)....full text
Music New NashvilleOver the past few years, Rob Baird has become known as one of the top artists in the Lone Star state. This album should be the catalyst to introduce his sound to other fans outside of the Texas border. Listening to it, you will no doubt find that he is ready for that next step.
The intro cut, “Dreams And Gasoline,” has that churning Texas sound, but what sets it apart is Baird’s vocal range. He can sing, and does it very well. He’s got a versatile sound, too. “Same Damn Thing” gives him a chance to show his blues stylings. The song reminds me of a modern-day “Footlights,” about all the extra stuff that comes along with that time on stage.
With this disc, Baird has a chance to make a name for himself in a couple different formats, as well. “Can’t Stop Running” or “Please, Please” both have more than a little shot at getting some mainstream Country play, while “Black And Blue” and the stark “Redemption” could nicely fit in at Americana radio....full text
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