The Sound Of A Million Dreams
Label: MCA Nashville
Missouri country-rock charmer David Nail starts his second album at a full Black Crowes gallop: Whoever's playing banjo loses his or her mind during the raucous "Free Bird"-style coda to the soul-singer-studded "Grandpa's Farm." From there we get slower, softer, more romantically melancholy, casting a wistful Jackson Browne sheen over lost-love laments like the tremendous "Desiree" and the devastating "That's How I'll Remember You." His voice isn't that boisterous, but he's got the sad-puppy-dog thing down, and he's on the hunt: "I know one of those sets of taillights just might be you."