Jim Meyer - What Say You?

Fireside Recordings :: Volume 1

Review :: Minnesota Monthly Magazine  ::  July 2007

It took 15 years for Strange Friends to settle down and make a real CD. Last year's funky breakout, Dave's Not Here, delighted core fans of their fiddle-filled Americana music, but it didn't pay the bills. So the group cut costs, recording a session in leader John Fenner's backyard. Local soundman Chris Frymire of the Cedar Cultural Center produced the perfect, bittersweet ambiance for this dark collection of songs about lost loves and dead runaways. But as always, laughs creep in and warmth softens the blunt ballads. Not so strange after all.

-- JIM MEYER