Tuesday, June 1, 2021

 Johnathan Pushkar


JEM Records

Pushkar is a singer/songwriter who lives in Nashville. On this album, the Beatles, especially Paul McCartney's influence, is strong throughout, as are the Beach Boys. I love all three, so this is welcome whenever it happens.

For the most part, this is really poppy power pop, mostly about romantic ups and downs, except for a cover of "Junior's Farm," the Paul McCartney and Wings song, which has always been a favorite of mine. This a a wonderful cover, as good as the whole album is, and features the drummer from Wings, Geoff Britton.

There are also a few country rock songs, like "Gonna Be Alright." "No One Ever Said You Had To Stay" is folk. As I say, all are wonderful, and all by an up and comer who really does have a good musical future ahead of him.

Andrea Weiss

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