Wright, Brian / House On Fire
Album: House On Fire   Collection:General
Artist:Wright, Brian   Added:Mar 2011
Label:Sugar Hill Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-06-05 Pull Date: 2011-08-07
Week Ending: Aug 7 Jul 10 Jul 3 Jun 26 Jun 19
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 21, 2014: The Songsmith Show
Pretty Little Pennies
4. Jul 08, 2011: The Songsmith Show
2. Jan 18, 2013: The Songsmith Show
Live Again
5. Jul 01, 2011: The Songsmith Show
Striking Matches
3. Aug 05, 2011: The Songsmith Show
Mean Ol' Wind
6. Jun 24, 2011: The Songsmith Show
Striking Matches

Album Review
MC Dizzy Jackson
Reviewed 2011-06-03
Born and raised in Texas, based now in L.A. this is Brian Wright’s third album and showcases his songwriting prowess. The album is full of songs “on the subjects of love and arson”. It is a mix of both upbeat and slow-paced gems. Instrumentation of guitar, bass, drums, harmonica, banjo, piano, strings, the sound is a mix of blues, country, rock - American music. The influences are apparent enough - Allman Brothers, Tom Petty, Guy Clark. Good Stuff. FCC #12.

*My Favorites*: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 14.

1. *(3:40) Mid. Upbeat sounds around an alienating storyline. Resonator guitar, handclaps, backing vocals, driving drumbeat. Allman Brothers sound. Just killer.
2. (2:49) Slow / Mid. Country guitar and beat, paced vocal delivery. Robbie Robertson-sounding guitar (from The Band). Good stuff.
3. *(2:37) Slow. Sparse instrumentation of guitar, bass, percussion, female backing vocal. Really nice.
4. *(6:02) Mid. Song about a woman playing various instruments and relationships. Cool percussion, guitar, banjo, keys, backing vocals, start / stop phrases.
5. *(3:09) Mid. Slide guitar, very bluesy. Cracked voicing, sparse. Song about getting a disease, hence the title of the song (Mesothelioma). Great violin / piano ending.
6. *(1:54) Slow. Calming folksy campfire song. It’s a dirge, but sweetly done.
7. *(3:23) Mid / Fast. Upbeat acoustic guitar, sitar, drums, even a jew harp. Song about a sickly man and his doctor. Female backing vocals. Change with about 0:30 remaining. Great song.
8. (3:21) Mid. ’50’s doo-wop, r’n’b. Epic sounding, really big with horns, strings, backing vocals, guitar solo.
9. *(3:15) Mid. ‘You Got To Move’ take-off. Echoey and bluesy. Killer slide, drums,
10. (4:39) Slow. Minimal acoustic song, guitar predominates with vocal. Song about the tragic events of the speaker’s life.
11. *(3:38) Mid. Acoustic, brushes on the drums, piano. Easy-going song that rolls along. Backing vocals.
12. (2:22) Mid. FCC.
13. (3:22) Slow / Mid. Bandmates spoken intro. Country guitar, backing vocals, plodding drumbeat.
14. *(3:07) Slow. Sparse with acoustic guitar, bass, violin, whistling. Song about being a friend.

Track Listing
1. Striking Matches   8. Still Got You
2. Blind April   9. Rich Man's Blues
3. Live Again   10. Maria Sugarcane
4. Accordian   11. Pretty Little Pennies
5. Mesothelioma   12. Had Enough
6. Mean Ol' Wind   13. If You Stay
7. The Good Dr.   14. Friend