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ReviewShine Wednesday: Simon Fagan

Posted in Simon Fagan on October 7, 2010 by AmericanaPulse

Every Wednesday, I feature a brief review of at least one album that has been submitted to me through the ReviewShine website. I have cleverly titled this recurring segment “ReviewShine Wednesday.

I’m a little late this week, but it’s still technically Wednesday in Tennessee.

Today we focus on Irish singer/songwriter Simon Fagan.  Fagan is a former trumpet player who studied at some of the most prestigious music schools in the UK as a teen.  After finishing college, however, Fagan put down his trumpet and picked up a guitar.  The switch seems to have been a wise choice.  Fagan’s new CD, Outside Looking In, is his first full-length album and is full of Americana infused pop songs that can’t help but grab your ear.  Fagan is fully capable of captivating you with a quiet dirge such as “Love Don’t Work” or surrounding you with layers of sound as in “Water’s Edge,” but it’s the crunchy, hooky pop songs like “Damn Honey” that suit him best.

Simon Fagan: Damn Honey (Buy Album)