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56 Miles Left...

Nat Allister
A review of "Salisbury" by Danny O\'Neill
Written March 29th, 2017, 9:41 am by

Nat Allister FROM Fox & Beggar Theater Inc.

SongLadder Editor
Danny O'Neill performs with simple, masculine, tenderness in "Salisbury," an acoustic singer/songwriter creation delicately moving through themes of unrequited love and pain. O'Neill's voice constantly holds right before the breaking point, reminding me of certain songs from the earlier, experimental albums of Folk/Alt Country band The Felice Brothers. The singer battles with his sad obsession and longing for his lover (who has recently moved on), and the Americana poetry is accompanied by a slow swelling of the music, joined by more instruments and a fuller sound, culminating in a distorted climax sung an octave up...and finally, ending once again on a quiet note with the line "56 miles left to Salisbury, when I see your face." Truly a beautiful track, though equally heartbreaking as well.

"Salisbury" would be an excellent theme song for

a reflective period in a roadtrip

"Salisbury" is reminiscent of well-known artists such as

The Felice Brothers

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