When I first met THE FARM a year ago as I interviewed them and then saw them perform for the first time at Warner Music’s “Pickin’ On The Patio”, I knew there was something special about them and great things would be coming from them in the future. At least, I hoped so!
THE FARM is comprised of Nick Hoffman, Krista Marie, and Damien Horne. Their debut self-titled album is strongly driven by Nick Hoffman’s incredible fiddle playing, tight harmonies of all 3 members, and a contemporary country sound. Their songs are inventive, diverse, and catchy. Nicely produced by the talented songwriter/producer, Danny Myrick.
Here’s the first interview that I did with them, if you want to check it out:
My favorite off the album is still “Home Sweet Home”, their first single that is currently in the top 20 of the charts and still climbing. It’s an uptempo, fiddle-driven tune about not forgetting about where you come from and how nice it is to go back home. Another favorite is “The Train I’m On”, I loved how it starts out slow lead by the vocals of Damien and builds. This is a mid-tempo to up-tempo tune that has a great groove. “Fresh Off The Farm” is another fun, uptempo standout to me and this was lead by the vocals of Nick Hoffman. Another of the standouts on the album is beautiful ballad “Be Grateful” – especially poignant on a day like today when you turn on the news to hear/see tragic events that seem to plague our world far too often. Remembering to be grateful for the good things you have in life is a good reminder to have and this song will touch you.
It was hard to pick a least favorite from the album because I really enjoyed the whole album, but if I have to pick it would be “Every Time I Fall In Love”. Although it was beautifully lead by the vocals of Krista Marie, it was a little too slow for me. I tend to enjoy uptempo songs more. It was well-written, just not a big fan of the melody.
I highly-recommend this album by THE FARM that is out in stores now. I like how they each feel comfortable taking the lead on the album and switch out. All 3 are strong singers and equally talented musicians (Nick – fiddle, Damien – guitar, Krista – guitar).
If you get the chance to see them perform live, be sure to. They are high-energy, polished, and dynamic performers who easily recreate what you hear on the album live on stage.
For more information about THE FARM, go to: www.thefarmmusic.com
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.