Picks and Pans Review: Brady Seals
Seals is a 29-year-old Ohio native whose second solo album is just the thing for people who think all male country singers are churned out by the same assembly line—one with a big stack of jeans, boots and cowboy hats at the end. As a Northerner, Seals is twangless, sounding more like Bruce Springsteen than George Jones. Yet he can convincingly sing "Country As a Boy Can Be" ("I picked a little cotton/ And I shelled a lot of black-eyed peas/I shucked a lot of corn/ And ate my weight in government cheese"). Willie had Waylon, Brooks has Dunn, and Seals too might benefit from a true-grit partner. But he's plenty entertaining on his own as well.
Bottom Line: Promising album from a Northern-born good ol' boy