CD REVIEW: Corey Crowder "Lost & Found"

Corey Crowder has put together an amazing new collection of songs that depicts his true self as a musician. This new album leaves behind the heavily produced southern rock sound of his previous disc and showcases the singer/songwriter nature of his music. Sure, the southern rock sound is still alive and well, but this time the songs are stripped down. The acoustic guitar is the star alongside the lyrics of each song as he flirts with actually making a country record. Some songs have a Beatles style poppiness and others are incredibly deep fried with southern flavor. "Bring It On Back" and "The Sailboat Scream" are two of the best on the disc as Corey makes it a priority to connect with the listener and not just sound good. He is a true talent and this album showcases that, without taking away from the nature of his southern rock heritage.