Ron Christopher – No Place Left to Go 2020

Ron Christopher No Place Left To Go ( Cover Art )
Ron Christopher No Place Left To Go ( Cover Art )

Ron Christopher

No Place Left to Go

In general the production on Ron Christopher’s newest release is done with more restraint and the resulting effect is definitely a positive one. This collection of Christopher originals shows well.

The musical genres are Western and Country in a mix, and there’s a lot to like in both. On the Western side we have the title track “No Place Left To Go,” “You Survived,” the swinger “Tequila Texas Night,” “Rosita’s Tangled Tango” (owing a debt plot-wise to both “El Paso” and “Come A Little Bit Closer”) and “Sweet Maria Elena” with its O Henry twist ending. In the Country With A Western Nod column would come “When Monica Danced,” “Soiled Dove” and “Cocaine Cowboys”(a very different view). And we can’t overlook the deeply personal vision of “Hey Cowgirl.”

The single cover song in the collection is Ian Tyson’s “La Primera,” which receives an original treatment and a tempo change. Closing out the album is a tough toned and, in this day and time, certainly courageous anthem entitled “My Beautiful Lady” (referring to Lady Liberty). I suspect it was deliberately placed at the end to leave us thinking. It did, Ron. Fourteen tracks, recommended.

CD: Available through www.RonChristopherMusic.com

– by Rick Huff





Play List
Cocaine Cowboys
Hey Cowgirl
La Primera
My Beautiful Lady
No Place Left to Go
Rosita’s Tangled Tango
Say Goodbye to Houston
Soiled Dove
Sweet Marie Elena
Tequila Texas Night (Remaster)
That Rockabilly Thing
When Monica Danced
Who Used to Live Here
You Survived