Record Review: Farren Butcher, Inc

Farren Butcher, Inc
Boston, MA

“An Electric Blend of Rock & Soul”

This is well refined production by two Boston Legends who have not lost a step.  Laced with tasteful guitar licks and other musical treats, FBI has a charming and sophisticated personality.  It is electric, bluesy and has a pulse that after settling in and listening, you begin feeling the silky guitars and swinging rhythms which are characteristic of a jazzy-blues soundtrack to a sultry and sexy life scene.

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With songs like “Soulmate” and “Rolling,” the vocals work well blending harmoniously, and complement one another. “Mule Driver” a hypnotic bluegrass/rock fusion vibrates; Butcher’s story-telling-like vocals are brilliant, they not only grasp your imagination, they soothe you.  “Deja Blue” a lustrous ballad is contemporary and fits the pairs’ personality and musical range which is captured and easily demonstrated in the recordings.

Songs of substance can take on their life form but Farren and Butcher bring classics to a new light, the re-inventive “New Man” is a perfect example of this as it is explosive as it was from the days, Farren and Butcher make this work with ease. Farren’s vocals are quiet, affectionate throughout until a finale of revised “East Coast West Coast,” he delivers a lively and explosive rendition of his previous hit fitting it in comfortably and tastefully with the flow of the record. A well balanced collection of new and familiar songs fans will identify with and embrace.

Recorded and mixed by Charlie Farren// Produced by Charlie Farren and Jon Butcher//Recorded at The FMansion Studio, N Chelmsford, MA // Mastered by Jay Frigoletto at Master Suite, Brookline, N.H.

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