Blue Moonby Steve Holy
The guy's name would make him a shoo-in for gospel success, but he's mainstream pop/country all the way, with rich, sultry vocal tones (with just a hint of twang when he sings of the lonesome "Blue Moon"), some of country's top backing musicians and Wilbur C. Rimes (LeAnn's dad) producing. Perhaps it was never announced, but he was probably the winner of the Chris Isaak sound-alike contest. His voice goes into a high vibrato at the start of the title track's chorus, much like Isaak does on "Wicked Game." On the mid-tempo, Spanish-flavored "Cold Kisses," he goes into the low register during the verses, a perfect match for Isaak's dreamy sensuality. "Just a Kiss" is like Isaak doing Roy Orbison, mixing the highs and the lows. These comparisons are not negative criticisms, they're sideways compliments -- Holy has a powerful voice, it's simply not the most distinctive. When he's finding middle range, he's up there with the best of country rockers. "The Hunger" is an emotional powerhouse, while "Tear One" is steel guitar country folk lamenting nonpareil. His two attempts at co-writing ("Just a Kiss," "Someone's Out to Get Me") are among the better tunes, pointing perhaps to a deeper artistry than most country crooners who always need to look for outside material. By definition, "holy" means "set apart." Steve Holy only hints at finding an original voice on occasion, but what he does present is a likeable, colorful listening experience.
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Performance CreditsSteve Holy Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Matthew Ward Background Vocals
Rita Baloche Background Vocals
Mike Brignardello Bass
Milo Deering Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Fiddle,Steel Guitar,Guitar (Nylon String)
Randy Fouts Piano,Keyboards
David Pruitt Background Vocals
Brent Rowan Electric Guitar
Marty Walsh Electric Guitar
Dan Wojeciechowski Drums
Gary Leach Piano,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Curtis Randall Bass
Perry Coleman Background Vocals
Annagrey LaBasse Background Vocals
Chris Wann Background Vocals
Technical CreditsGreg Hunt Engineer
Wilbur C. Rimes Producer
Austin Deptula Programming
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This CD is awesome, there's no other way to describe it. I bought this CD in December, 2000 and it hasn't been out of my CD player since! Steve is a cross between Elvis and Roy Orbison, with a voice that would make both of them jealous. All of the songs are wonderful, with potential crossover to the AC charts. I recommend this CD highly. If you only buy one CD this year, make this one IT! You will NOT be disappointed!
I bought this CD several months ago and since then it has become my favorite CD in my collection. Every song on this CD is amazing! You can listen to it in the car, take it on a road trip, or just listen to while hanging out at home. You don't have to skip around to find the good songs, because every song is terrific. Once you listen to this CD, you'll never want to stop! The best songs on this CD are ''The Hunger, Good Morning Beautiful, Cold Kisses, One Beat at a Time, and Blue Moon.'' He has a voice like no other. He is very, very, very talented and we will definitley be seeing A LOT more of Steve Holy in the future. He is one of the greatet artists of all time. He's so sweet and passionate, and with a voice and eyes like that, he can make any woman's heart beat just a little bit faster! He is truly amazing. You can listen to this CD over and over and never get tired of it! Give Steve Holy a chance, and he will quickly become a favorite of yours too!
My boyfriend sang Good Morning Beautiful to me and I cried. What a great song to help couples realize that they are in love.
The only song I had heard prior to buying the CD was, of course, "Good Morning Beautiful", but when I listened to the whole CD just once I knew it would be one of my favorites. "Just a Kiss" is the best song and so fun to sing, but everysong has something likable about it. I am impatiently awaiting the release of Steve's second album.
I had to buy this cd when I heard his first single, Please Don't make me beg. That is my favorite song. I just love the swing in it. Its very danceable, not to mention fun!