New Music Critique: Derek Lersch

Production8
Lyrics8
Music7
Vocals8
Musicianship9
8

Contact: shania@milestonepublicity.com

Web: dereklerschmusic.com

Seeking: Booking, Film/TV, Label
Style: Country

As soon as the wall of guitars that fuels “100 Proof” bursts from the speakers, it’s clear that country-rock artist Derek Lersch has put together a team of musicians and engineers who “know their bidness” and who support his tenor vocals with a dazzling authority. Lots of alcohol flows through these songs of love and heartache, such as “Miss Me Whiskey” where swigging some ‘shine unlocks a whole array of powerful emotions about the singer’s ex. A bit less interesting is the tribute to sun and fun, “My Baby’s Summertime,” a rocker that rides a great arrangement. From his relatable themes to his roughhewn, guitar-driven sound, Lersch fully understands the formula and executes it deftly.