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4.5 stars out of 5
From the opening and title track, it’s easy to prophesize not only the success of The Patti Fiasco’s second full-length album, but the band’s continuing upward climb in the Front Range music scene. After nearly four years of catching new fans off-guard with a unique sound and a powerful frontwoman, while pleasing loyal fans unfailingly, it is due time for the widespread recognition of The Patti Fiasco. Small Town Lights begins its raucous yet thoughtful journey with a piece of nostalgia, combining Alysia Kraft’s driving, impressive vocals with an incredible support of harmonies provided by Dee Tyler, Ansel Foxley and Scott Clabby. From there, Kraft takes off into an oblivion of electric dobro-driven rock and roll, held up by Niles Mischke’s solid bass lines throughout the album’s entirety. Kraft ingeniously ignores any boundaries once thought to be defined by genre, making a name for herself as explosive female vocalist. A live show by The Patti Fiasco is one not to be missed, especially this month’s show at The Walnut Room as a part of Spokesbuzz’s Bandswap.