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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 29, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: ATOM Records
  • ASIN: B0018FZJ2U
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #768,831 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Donal Hinely's fifth CD release, Blue State Boy, takes the listener on a musical journey that they soon won't forget. Born and raised in Texas and now calling Nashville home, Hinely writes and sings fresh tales about political concerns, country kitchens, tractor pulls, lost souls, the current state of the American Dream and of course not forgetting a love song or two. Few artists could cover such a broad range so well... placing Hinely in a group as talented as Steve Earle, John Prine or Hinely's musical hero Nick Lowe. Hinely's past CDs have been praised by Paste Magazine, Pop Matters Magazine, Americana Roots & Folk Review. Blue State Boy is destined to be another highly regarded release in this singer/songwriter's rich career.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Vickita on July 6, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Donal Hinely is a split-personality kind of guy. On the one hand, he plays glass harmonica at renfaires and other family-ish events; on the other hand, he is a lauded singer/songwriter who spins tales of love lost, love found, lives regretted, and civilizations coming undone.

That second thing, there, pretty much sums up "Blue State Boy." The politics are a little thicker on the ground in BSB than in his previous efforts, as you might expect from the title of the CD, but all of the players are present and accounted for.

We start out strongly with "Song For Bob," the first of five politically-influenced songs on the disc.

: Got all of his records at home in a stack;
: still think his best effort was 'Blood on the Tracks'."
: He made me a promise; I know it sounds strange,
: but I guess I'm still waitin' for the times to change.

Remember that last line.

Let the games begin.

The second track, "Mona, Mona," was written for Hinely's sister-in-law, who passed away unexpectedly following a brief illness. It's a haunting song, and it ends with the tinny sound of a distant mandolin, fading away.

Track three, "Shattered Glass," speaks to unspecified loss, with the ringing sound of the glass harmonica in the mix. I may be reading things into this song that aren't there, but I can't help wondering if this is a song for Hinely's big brother, Terry, who was the original glass player in the family, and who was killed in a car wreck in 1997. The CDs that the two of them recorded together in the 90s as the Glasnots are still popular sellers. Terry Hinely remains an important influence on his little brother.

Track four brings us back to the political theme, with "Blue State Boy.
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