Album Review of "Killing the Bear" by Brian K. & the Parkway (8/10)

Brian K./Velvet Elk Records

Producers: Brian K. Pagels, Stephen Russ

Brian K. and the Parkway are making waves with their new album, Killing the Bear. Superb production values trickle all the way down the line to the writing and recording of each and every tune. The music is roots-rock mixed with Americana mixed with soft rock, and they all hit home with its bluesy pop undertones.

“Straight Through” took the prize as the duet featuring Cat Popper outdid the rest, but a “Peaceful” end to the madness was excellent icing on the cake.