PhillyCheeze’s Rock & Blues Reviews: #570 > Skye Pollard

 

2022 – Skye Pollard

Release Date : 9/10/22

By Phillip Smith; Aug. 20, 2022

 

Original source : phillycheezeblues.blogspot.com

Hailing from the Ozark mountains
in Eureka Springs, Arkansas is
Skye Pollard, an artist who I just
recently became aware of.
  His latest
release,
Masquerade is such a fine-crafted work, I took to it immediately.  With song-writing chops that equally match
his musicianship, his masterful lyrics beautifully flow along a country-roots-rock
stream.
  With Pollard on lead vocals
and rhythm guitar, his band consists of bassist
David Gesualdo, drummer Derek
Russell
,and Dylan Hawf on fiddle and acoustic lead.

In “Life’s Highway”, Pollard
reflects on the ups and downs of living as he sings “Wouldn’t have rainbows if
ya didn’t have the rain.”.
 This first song
from the four-track EP captivates me with
Pollard’s unique voice and his
band’s tight-knit mountain-folk performance.
 
“Barely Getting’ By” is my absolute favorite track from this release.  Though not a blues song, this song is pure
blues at its soul.
  When I hear lyrics
that say “Don’t ask me how I’m feelin, cause I don’t wanna have to lie.”, I
hear words from someone who wears their heart on their sleeve.
  Pollard keeps the music robust and the
words insightful as he wraps up this EP with title-track “Masquerade”, an
anthem for the freak nation.
  It’s a brilliant
song, both instrumentally and lyrically.

Skye Pollard delivers a bright and unique blend of folk, country, and
rock with Masquerade.  I’m absolutely
looking forward to his next release.  

 

For more information about Skye Pollard, visit this website : https://www.skyepollard.com/

 

 

This terrific album is
available in the PhillyCheeze Amazon Store.  

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