Just MissedThere is a lot to recommend in this song sweet guitar good lyrics and a warm gravelly but smooth tuneful vocal I just feel that the attention to detail is missing esp in the quality or the reverb used it sounds a little boxy and hollow i feel it needs a warmer more open reverb on the guitar and a slightly more intimate one on the vocal it would help give a wider backdrop to an otherwise strong song The chorus could do with an overdubed second vocal of Larrys voice that would give it real light and shade strengh and a good strong buildup. Has real potential !
Talented and true acousticLarry Rogers' recording of "The River" is pure acoustic. It sounds like he recorded it in one take, just him and his guitar in a room with a lot of natural reverb. The guitar work is very good, and it's fortunate, because the instrument seems to have been a little closer to the mic than his vocal chords, with the result that the guitar is mixed out in front of the vocal, which becomes a little hard to make out in spots. The song deals with coping with the emotional wreckage following a broken heart. The vocal is passionately and artfully delivered, but gets a little pitchy at times. All in all, it's good music from a talented singer-songwriter and guitarist.