– Lightning 100
Los Angeles, CA: LA’s Grand Canyon are one of those rare musical phenoms. Led by singer/songwriter/guitarist,
Together with guitarist, Joe Guese, Darice Baily (keys, vocals), Adam Popick (bass), and Fitz Harris (drums), Shea and Wilcox offer an admirable opus, self-produced and recorded, and chock full of sweaty, romantic 70s inspired epics, complete with visions of late night rendezvous and unbearable yearnings fueled by emphatic chord patterns that drive ‘em like El Caminos down Ventura Blvd.
This sensitivity is most evident in songs like, “Lucinda” which premiered a few weeks back with Nashville’s influential Lightning 100and their latest, “Standing In The Shadows,” which dropped in the summer on most DSPs. But tracks like the rapturous Shea/Wilcox duet, “I Don’t Want To Wait,” (also featured on a Lightning 100’s “Unplugged” segment), the anthemic, “Made In LA,” and the rollicking, “Kansas City,” just to spotlight a few, make this 9 track album something to live for.