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Rhyne McCormick-Live At The Capitol Theatre

Written by Jim Munster
PA Music Scene
July 2010


The opening track “Through These Eyes” clocks in at just over two minutes. The brevity of the song leaves the listener satisfied with its completion, yet somehow I was eager to hear more of this delightful song.

Rhyne describes “5104″ as a blues number, but somehow the description escapes me. If I had to place the style, I’d almost group this into a pop/soul feel. Rhyne’s vocals have a distinctive soulful character that breathes a fresh life into his tasteful acoustic guitar playing.

“Storm Runner” is a beautiful song dedicated to his late friend. I can feel Rhyne’s emotion pouring out over his vocals and melody line. One of the greatest gifts we musicians can offer the world is the chance to describe the world around us through rhyme and song. Rhyne takes us there in his own way.

“Deeper” really shines as a standout on this album for me. I’m sure Rhyne finds inspiration in various styles, most notably in this tune; I hear shadings of Dave Matthews’ funk-eclectic style of playing matched with Jimmy Page’s movable chord shape voicings a la “Over The Hills And Far Away”. Copious use of harmonics creates a nice atmosphere for the listener.

Overall, Live At The Capitol Theatre gives the listener just enough to become intimately familiar with Rhyne’s sound and also the desire to hear more.