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Rise Above It

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Rise Above It

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Jamie O'Hara
genre:
Country

We gave it a B+

Since leaving the O’Kanes in 1990, Jamie O’Hara has continued to write songs for Nashville’s finest. He’s also saved the best for his solo debut, Rise Above It, which preserves the O’Kanes’ mostly acoustic approach. A bar- stool Zen philosopher, O’Hara marries complex emotions to grieving melodies and chugging rhythms and emerges with hard-hitting nuggets of raw reality. Best cuts: ”The Cold Hard Truth,” a George Jones-style, bring-you-to-your- knees ballad, and ”50,000 Names,” an understated visit to the Vietnam Memorial.