Monday, October 22, 2012

Rodney Noffsinger - Here I Am

I don't have a lot of experience with pop rock comparisons. So I can't say that Rodney Noffsinger sounds like so-in-so or I can hear an influence of whatshisname in this track. What I can say and know for a fact is that this is a solid track that has huge potential for massive airplay.  It's commercial enough to make you want to hear more but not cookie cutter.  And that's what I've done.  After listening to a ton of tracks on his youtube and reverbnation, I want to see him live and buy his albums.  They are a Nashville based band so you can hear a bit of Music Row influence to their music. If I had to make a stab at saying where I would place them, it would be somewhere in the vicinity of Shinedown and Staind. I don't know if that is an insult or a compliment but that's where my ear leads me.

Rodney is the son of a preacher and has spent his musical life running the gamut of styles and influences from Garth Brooks to Hip Hop to Grunge.  His voice has this gritty edge to it that helps create this cool vibe and you can really hear him shine on his cover of Godsmack's "Voodoo" (Click here but then come right back).  I think that with the combination of quality writing, his voice and good looks; they really have a strong shot of  being something great.  I would certainly buy their albums or vote for them on one of those talent shows.  If you're looking for something a little more rock than what I normally feature, then this is totally where you need to be.  Rodney Noffsinger and his amazing band have a great shot at being something big.  Take a listen and let me know what you think in the comments.

Rodney Noffsinger on the Web