Brian Price’s unique style captures both lyrical honesty and rock sensibility. His inspiration comes from the tightly crafted songwriting of John Hiatt and Marshall Crenshaw while his sound invokes the more modern arrangements of Whiskeytown and The Decemberists. Operating beyond the traditional confines of the singer/songwriter style, Price and his changing cast of first-rate musicians serve up songs in which the lyrics lead the way. While taking the listener off the beaten path into lives and stories not often told, the band still manages to deliver finely honed structure and expert instrumentation. Price’s musings on everyday life, filled with sentimental candor and unexpected moments of joy, revelation and wit, touch all the bases for the acoustic coffeehouse patron and the rock club veteran alike—both of whom know a solid performance when they hear it.