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Texas Platters

Country Mile

Reviewed by Jim Caligiuri, July 22, 2011, Music

John David Kent


In the late 1990s, John David Kent drummed for Dallas' Radish, the post-grunge group fronted by a young Ben Kweller. With his solo debut, the North Texas native leans more in the direction of Red Dirt acts like the Randy Rogers Band. While occasionally skirting both musical and lyrical clichés, Kent's polished yet loud country with fiddle has flashes of fervor ("Back to the Country") that might appeal to those with discriminating tastes.


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