Sitting on my front porch, staring at the vastness of the fields in front of me, the soft wind bends the ears of corn, the sun is setting, all is calm...Medicine Hat's latest release will take you places, it took me where I never thought I'd go.
The duo (Robert Ramirez on vocals and guitar and Michelle Votrian on vocals and guitar as well) is from Ventura, California, and plays lonesome Desert Rock. The self-titled EP comprises 5 songs and has a distinctive American twang combined with slide and acoustic guitars, with the occasional addition of a fiddle and a tambourine.
At Night you break my heart, Dig and Comes Around sound like American ballads/lullabies, Hanging pictures is more upbeat with its catchy acoustic guitar riff and full-of-energy electric guitar solo; it makes me think of a young surfer riding the Californian waves. Dirty waltz instead is a sing-along campfire song; the duo itself was born over the ashes of a campfire.
- At night you break my heart 'I'll bring you coffee in the morning, at night you break my heart'
- Comes around 'She always comes around, she's got a face like an angel'
Go and give a listen to this EP, its spirited authenticity is contagious.