North Carolina Rockers, Rich Lerner & the Groove, are not only on fire with their latest album release, ‘Push on Thru’, yet the band deserves a digital pat on the back for taking their artistry beyond the typical to bring to life a celebration of all that can be subconsciously taken for granted. Ever since 2012, the gang has rallied the troops for a great cause over Groove Jam Music Festival which benefits their local homeless shelter and food bank.
If you’re a fan of Tom Petty back in the ‘Southern Accents’ days, then ‘Push on Thru’ is waiting for you. Kicking off the album with an old school feel, Rich Lerner & the Groove lighten the mood with a soulful and lyrically soothing summer track that reminds human beings to face the hard times exactly as they are while learning to overcome the mental mazes that we put ourselves through. Rounding to second with “She Kept My Room Warm”, the gang lights a fire for romantic lovers seeking a track to knock their lady off of her feet with a charming track that is perfect for a sunset on the beach.
“Lord Have Mercy” is the fourth track that opens with a delightful piano that leads to instrumentals that your parents would swoon over. “Love Monkey” is a psychedelic, groovy track that is reminiscent of Grateful Dead back in the 1960’s when the world was abounding with love, peace, happiness, and hippies. The eighth track, “On The Mend”, is a slow burner that speaks of self-love and serves as a reminder that it is not only healthy but entirely okay to pour a rainfall and cry. Picture yourself puffing a cigar in a smokey room as Rich Lerner & the Groove cleverly close the album with “Lemonade Blues”, a seductive musical enticer that showcases the fervor within their bones.
Do yourself a favor, support Indie Artists and snag yourself a copy of ‘Push On Thru’.