Ted Russell Kamp – Night Owl

by | Feb 28, 2013 | Reviews

Ted Russell Kamp
Night Owl
Los Angeles, CA
(Poetry of the Moment Records)

“A timeless, carpe-diem appreciation of Mother Earth and its inhabitants”

The ability of an artist to so accurately and richly capture a moment in time has long been a testament to their creative prowess.  A celebration of the rural countryside in the realm of Fleetwood Mac, down-home simplicity shines throughout the Americana stylings of Night Owl. “I wanna be the first in the morning to see the sun, and the last man standing when the day is done, ” songwriter, bassist, and producer Ted Russell Kamp sings throughout “The Last Drop,” a perfect representation of his character.

When this sensibility is combined with tracks that evoke the desire to ride with the top down (“Right Down to the Wire,” “Another Love Song”) and to sit fireside (“Fireflies,” “Santa Ana Winds”), the result is timeless, something that could only be put forth by a gifted storyteller.  Even the album’s opener, the Will Hoge co-written “Smile Alone, ” has the potential to be an anthem for romantics, with its weaving of elements of Levon Helm and 1970s-era Eric Clapton, to the chorus of: “We’re never gonna be those kids we used to know, but I wanna try it with you ’cause I’d rather cry with you than smile alone.” Night Owl is destined to have a profound impact on listeners and remain with them throughout the passage of time.

Produced and Mixed by Ted Russell Kamp & Charles Berolzeimer
Mastered by John Golden