Brandon Rice is a southern California singer-songwriter who shows considerable talent both as a singer and a guitarist. His songs are short and simple (just him and his guitar) and his voice is soulful.
Rice writes some pretty deep lyrics. Get a load of these lyrics from "Love and Peace." "It's all about what we believe / which is fed to us on our TV screens / then we draw the line and fight to the death / without ever knowing if it was real." Pretty good stuff, don't you think?
He follows "Love and Peace" with quite a few songs (including "Summertime" and "The Apple Tree") that remind me of Jack Johnson. It's not terribly surprising that he has a song called "Summertime." He is surfing singer-songwriter from southern California. And it's a pretty good song. It's about being carefree at the beach and looking at girls. In other words, it's a good summer song.
This is a solid CD filled with songs that are real easy to listen to. This is a good CD to play while you're on your patio (or at the beach) on a sunny day. If you are a fan of Jack Johnson, you'll appreciate this album.