CD REVIEW: Beau Young "One Step At A Time"

Beau Young hails from down under in Australia and is another one of those surfer/musicians that have been taking the world by storm over the past decade. Beau, however, is not the typical cookie cutter surfing musician. He is a unique soul that utilizes his music not only to entertain,m but to send a message. Sure, he's another guy with a guitar, but his voice sets himself apart. You can hear his native tongue in his inflection and pronunciation which makes his familiar style a bit more exotic to typical acoustic folk fans. It's been almost four years since he last released music, making his new album as anticipated as it is excellent. "48 Shades" and "We Got It Made" are the hands down highlights of the album, and the title track leads off the album with a bang. Beau Young may not be known throughout the world, but that doesn't mean that he should go unnoticed. "One Step At A Time" with surely help to alleviate that.