JP Kallio After The Storm
by Walter Price
Workhorse troubadour J.P. Kallio has a new album After The Storm which shouldn’t surprise you considering his prolific output. What wouldn’t surprise you as well is that the 12 tracks album is full of deep rooted thoughts ranging from politics, sex and varying looks at drink and addictions. Fair play for a songwriter who seems comfortable in the deeper matters of life.
What will surprise you, perhaps, is that the Finnish man in Dublin has three of the best tracks of his career right inside the walls of this here album. After The Storm, Dog House and Anytime.
After The Storm is a highlight of Kallio’s sensitivities as well as his guitar technical know how. A track that finds a nice slice of harmony in the realities of relationships changes. A sub-theme of the album itself. While Dog House is a sweet little number that travels the sounds of the Sun Records heyday, a great rocker that keeps the toes tappin’. Kallio really stretches outside his vocal range on this one and it works. Anytime is a stunning track, with its theme centered on the storyteller’s view of how his friend’s lives are changing with growing families.
I keep waiting for this guy to run out of steam…but he doesn’t.
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