Bonnie & the Clydes
Bonnie & The Clydes have never had to put “alt” in front of their country to make it palatable to a wider audience. With more twang than most Colorado country acts, not to mention the astounding vocals of the spitfire namesake of the band, Bonnie Sims, Bonnie and her Clydes haven’t any need to sugarcoat their genre, and it’s a good thing because they’re all over it.
Their latest effort dear somebody ranges from twangy country classics-styled numbers to bluegrass arrangements to finger-picked ballads and a lot in between.
Sims’ voice is front and center on dear somebody but her husband Taylor Sims, formerly of Great American Taxi and Spring Creek, steals the show in multiple spots with his sharp picking. Whether he’s finger-picking on “Guitar Man” or adding beautiful Tele licks on “Lyonstown,” his playing is versatile, crisp and top-notch. The rest of the Clydes, Jake Coffin on drums and vocals, Glenn Taylor on pedal steel and Caleb Roberts on bass round out the sound whichever sub-genre of country they’re tackling.
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