SHARON ELAINE – MAYBE
Review by Mike McKenna
PA Music Scene.com
WOW! What a voice. Sharon Elaine’s country-rock style is refreshingly modern and is in line with today’s hot country music. Why this lady isn’t charting is a mystery to me. This CD, “Maybe” is a powerhouse of music that would make even the discerning fan of country stop and take notice of her talent. With sharp, clear vocals, a presence that is electrifying, and the accompaniment of some very talented musicians, I see a very clear defined future for this lady in country music circles, whether they be regionally or nationally. Sharon puts a lot of herself into every one of these tracks and it shows in the final product.
I could make comparisons to some of the bigger names in the business, but I won’t. Why? Because her music will stand up to anyone in the business today, some of which is not even equal to this CD!
“Maybe, Maybe Not” is a number that should be lighting up the airwaves. Peppy and very mainstream! “Through The Glass” is a nice mid-tempo tune with a nice hook and excellent tempo changes. One of my faves! “Don’t Waste Your Time” is one of those toe-tappin club dance tunes that just exudes energy. “I Surrender” tells a great story of the heart. This number is a candidate for single release. “That’s How You Made Me Feel” is a ballad that comes from down deep and is in the mold of an early LeAnn Rimes.
“You” is one of those catchy tunes that keeps you riveted from start to finish. “I Love My Truck” is a catchy song about Sharon’s truck. No wonder she loves her truck. It is a Yellow HHR that is awesome and the song just kicks butt too! This tune would make Shania blush. “A Guy Like That” is a nice mid-tempo number that would make a good “B” side to a single. “In Way over my Heart” is a nice country-rocker that would make waves as a single release. “Tender Place” is nice crossover tune that could invade AOR charts as well as Country. The song has a nice flow and feel to it.
“If Your Love Was a Rock” is just an awesome number that excites me to get out on the dance floor and jam to it. “Wantin’ More” is another one of those that could be single material in the mold of traditional country-rock. “Kiss Me Quick” is the novelty number on the CD. I like the harmonies on the hook. “Wherever You Are” is a nice ballad that could also be single material.
Once I started listening to this, I could not put it away. This entire CD is full of songs that could be singles or track on the Country/AOR Charts with the proper promo from a major record company. I would also like to see her live opening for a major act at a local concert. I give this 2 THUMBS UP and recommend that you give this a good listen!