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In anticiipation of the release of Joel Crouse’s 'Even The River Runs' CD this Tuesday, August 19, we are giving away an autographed CD and a pair of custom Joel Crouse sunglasses! To enter, just visit our Facebook and Twitter pages and share / re-tweet the contest. You can enter once a day on each page by sharing and re-tweeting! Contest ends on Friday, August 22 and we'll announce the winner shortly after! Must be a follower and like our page for the entry to count.
Crouse's debut studio ablum, 'Even The River Runs', spans the gamut of his musical lexicon, from thumping, honky-tonk barn-burners like "Don't Tell Me" (co-written by Crouse, James Dean Hicks and Jamie Houston and featured on the CW's Hart of Dixie), to the breakout bluesy-twang romper "If You Want Some" or Crouse's personal favorite, "Ruby Puts Her Red Dress On," which is anchored by a smooth vamp evoking his treasured classic rock influences. "It's about some friends deployed to Afghanistan," he recalls. "It's a story song, and one of the deepest on the record."
Crouse is also not shy about exposing his love life in song – though his tales of romance are certainly as rooted in honest experience as everything else on the record. Take "I Never Said I Was In Love," an emotive ballad built on a piano lick that evokes a southern-steeped Bryan Adams. "It's about my commitment issues," he says with a laugh. Others, like the mid-tempo groove of "You Could Break a Heart Like That" showcase his own vulnerable side – and his vocal range, which can go from sultry lows to a stunning falsetto in one fell swoop.
Another track, the fan favorite "Why God Makes Love Songs," is the perfect grooving, clapping ode to summertime love, and on moments like the title track, "Even The River Runs," all of his sides – vintage rock, modern country and dusty blues – come together in one perfect, rollicking ride that puts his guitar chops on full display.
For more on Joel Crouse including tour dates and pre-order information for 'Even The River Runs' visit his official website.