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Wiley, Beau / Hard Crooked Line
Album:Hard Crooked Line Collection:Country
Artist:Wiley, Beau Added:Nov 2016

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-12-21 Pull Date:2017-02-22 Charts:Country/Bluegrass
Week Ending:Feb 26Feb 19Feb 12Jan 15Jan 1Dec 25

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 21, 2017:Emergency Crew - For Kamla
4.Feb 10, 2017:Magic Mix
Just A Drop
2.Feb 18, 2017:The Iron Skillet
Gloom & Doom
5.Jan 10, 2017:Clean Copper Radio
Numb To The Truth
3.Feb 18, 2017:Music Casserole
New Mexico, Black Crow Woman
6.Dec 27, 2016:That's Not Bluegrass
Numb To The Truth

Album Reviews
Kim Walter
Reviewed 2016-11-26 

Beau Wiley “Hard Crooked Line”
Reviewed by: Kim Walter, Nov 2016

New album with a new backing band from ten+ year Bay Area psychedelic country scene standout, Beau Wiley. Each song is unique in one way or another, but many are united through their stories of singular women and things gone wrong. Better than I thought it would be, esp 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13.

1. med – EXPLICIT LYRICS (not FCC), but you can’t really tell classic country twang
2. med – foot stomping tune reminiscent of Chris Isaak
3. slow - interesting mix of guitar, dismal lyrics and country twang in story
4. med – ballad to California
5. med – upbeat pop feel
6. slow – modern country love song
7. med – nice flute, almost English invasion sound
8. med - interesting, voice almost has vibrato quality
9. med – story of wine, women and whiskey
10. slow/med – another bad experience with a woman, creates unease
11. med – classic country sound
12. med – most “psychedelic” sound, nice metaphors
13. med – classic country sound
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2016-11-19 
Wiley, Beau/ Hard Crooked Line
Label: self

Tom McCarter
Reviewed: 2016-11-19

Tom McCarter
Wiley, Beau
Hard Crooked Line
Genre: Country
Review: a strong set of contemporary country music (what they call California country) by a long-time veteran of the local scene and his band
FCCs: none
If You Like: Gram Parsons, Dave Alvin
Favorite Tracks: (2)Black Crow Woman(5)Just a Drop (7) Sweet Little Bird (10) You've Got No Place (11)You Must Be The One
Track Review: 1/ guitar starts> midtempo> quick stop 2/ guitar starts> uptempo> quick fade
3/ guitar starts> slow tempo> quick fade
4/ bass starts> uptempo> quick stop 5/ pedal steel starts> uptempo> quick stop 6/ guitar starts> slow tempo> quick fade 7/ guitar starts> uptempo> quick fade 8/ guitar starts> uptempo> quick fade 9/ guitar starts> midtempo> quick stop 10/ guitar starts> midtempo> quick stop 11> pedal steel starts> uptempo> quick stop 12/ guitar stops> uptempo> quick stop 13/ guitar starts> slow tempo & fade

Track Listing
1.Numb To The Truth 7.Sweet Little Bird
2.Black Crow Woman 8.Honky Tonk Soul
3.Gloom & Doom 9.Yesterday's Wine Ain't Today's Whiskey
4.California 10.You've Got No Place
5.Just A Drop 11.You Must Be The One
6.Don't Make Me Wait 12.New Mexico