8/30: Dallas Morning News

August 30, 2010

CD reviews: Heart, Mike Clifford, Trey Johnson and Sahara Smith
11:56 AM CDT on Monday, August 30, 2010
By MARIO TARRADELL | The Dallas Morning News | view source
mtarradell@dallasnews.com

Artist: Trey Johnson
Album: Where the East Ends
Grade: B+
Label: Idol Records

There are no easy slots for Dallas singer-songwriter Trey Johnson. And that’s precisely his charm. The former Sorta frontman travels through brass-fueled Dixieland jazz, punk rock, jubilant indie pop, R&B, ragtime and banjo-fortified country on his second solo CD. In 35 minutes, no less. His deep lyrics are here, of course, especially on the chilling closing number, “Bombs.” Particularly good are the soulful “A Long Time” and the raucous “Young & Dumb.”

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