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Bona Fide
The Fairview Union
Label: The Fairview Union
Review Date: August 31, 2014

There’s nothing that I like more than to stumble upon a great, local act – wherever local for me happens to be. Recently, one of my cousins and I were having dinner at an eating establishment near where we live and there was going to be a band playing so we decided to stick around and see what they sounded like.

Boy, am I glad we did!
The locally based band was The Fairview Union and they were nothing short of amazing.  To paraphrase and tweak an old Donny and Marie song, they’re a lotta bit country and a lotta bit rock ‘n roll. Equal parts Lady A, Little Big Town and Jason Aldean, this band stomps!

The Fairview Union is led by the husband and wife team of Chad and Kelli Wilson, who both provide vocals with hubby playing some guitar and wifey on keys. Providing a steady bottom is Neal Foster on bass. The sonic force is synergistically provided by Mike Barnes on guitar and Chris Potocik on drums. It’s fun to watch those two feed off of each other during any given tune they play.

After their first set, I chatted with Chad about the band and he was kind enough to give me a review copy of their latest CD, “Bona Fide”, which they performed a couple of cuts of during their first set.  I love this disc and, at $9.99 to download it, it makes the thirteen songs come in at the bargain price of $0.77 each. What a deal! And they’re great songs to boot!

Three randomly chosen Boomerocity favorites are:

She’s Hotter (Than The Hell You Put Me Through): This cut has the perfect musical alchemy of rock and country with brilliantly written lyrics carried by incredible guitar work. This song should make Nashville stand up and take notice. Yeah, it’s that good.

Cowbell: I witnessed this one being quite the crowd pleaser, getting’ ‘em all up on their feet, swaying and clappin’. It’s quite the fun song!

Stand To Fall: Beautiful lyrics are what hooked me on this song. I can easily see this one getting picked up for radio play. And, if not, why not?!

I’m definitely keeping my eyes on The Fairview Union. I think they’re definitely going places if they keep this up.

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