Some of my San Diego friends have been singing the praises of Drag The River for years, but I’d yet to hear them. I was expecting alt country, but there really isn’t any alt in there to muddy everything up, thankfully. From the first song, “This Star,” I could see I’d sold my friends short. Simple, acoustic country with a voice clear and true. I can’t describe it as anything less than beautiful. It’s sad and romantic, but never touches cliché or sappiness. I have easily listened to that one song at least fifty times, and probably closer to a hundred to be honest. The rest of the 7” follows strongly, but, to me, can’t touch the magic that is captured in the first track.