With his band The Rusted Hearts, Nielsen has found a style of music that suits him even better than ‘70s power pop. It’s warm, lived-in, and just a little bit rootsy — think early Wilco with an extra dose of pep in its step.
Each track stands on its own as a single, but few are as grabbing as the opening title track. It’s romping in the vein of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Harry Nilsson, combining classic American sounds with some rock radio-friendly hooks.
There are rock n’ roll gigs like the Hollywood Bowl and “Live at Budokan.” Then there’s the homespun itinerary of Miles Nielsen, son of Cheap Trick guitarist-vocalist Rick Nielsen. He plays an ethereal mix of pop and folk-rock that travels well.
...as soon as the vocal harmonies kicked in during show starter “Baby Blue” I knew that this was going to be a set for the record books. These guys can harmonize like the Beatles in their prime, giving me chills on more than one occasion.
Photo By Nels Akerlund
Art Direction By Andy Whorehall and Dave DeCastris | Photography By Bill "Skicat" Olson
Photo by Kim Boeselager
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