Bonnie and the Clydes
Music For The People: Part 1
4.5 out of 5 stars
When Bonnie Sims attended South Plains College in Texas, where she acquired a degree in country and western, she was awarded “Best Female Vocalist,” and this short EP highlights a voice that deserves not only that accolade, but many more. The spunky frontwoman is tiny, even with her boots on, but her voice is immense and rich and sounds like it floats over lyrics rather than simply sings them. When Sims, who wasn’t yet a “Sims” at the time, was earning her degree, she met her now husband Taylor Sims, who around the same time had been bestowed the “Best Male Vocalist” by the school. Sims, who previously played in Spring Creek and just replaced Vince Herman in Great American Taxi, adds his smooth honky-tonky vocals on several of his own tracks too. The songwriting is sophisticated and musicianship is spot-on and the band skillfully handles covers by Benny Galloway and Prairie Scholars, in addition to their four originals on the EP, which will be followed with an acoustic Part 2 later this year.
:: Boulder Creek Fest :: May 24 ::
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