Do bees really laugh? If you were in Georgia … yes. It is the home of a tiny little swamp of an island that someone, somewhere decided to call Little Tybee. Well known for kayaking, surfing, … snakes too!
One thing the south has always done well is music. So it should make total sense that a band of musicians from Georgia would be worth a listen. Because music from the south seems to always give a listener a different slant on life. So with a name like Little Tybee, surely curiosity alone is enough to merit a listen. And this record deserves many of those.
WARNING: The vocal performance of writer-singer-pianist-guitarist Brock Scott along with brilliant musicianship may lead to temporary interruptions of positive cash flow.
The first cut, “Humorous to Bees” is actually a retro-ish intro that at first leaves one wondering where this is all going, but it serves as a perfect way to ease into the upcoming visions of “Strong Ears.” Visions that wash over you endlessly. Then, with perfect timing, a string quartet takes a turn, and we set out again on our journey of visions. Cap it off with all of these elements playing as good friends (and a few relatives), and the world suddenly looks different. Kind of like a Georgian Beach.
“Design” is officially the third cut and once again gives an aura of 40’s island sunsets in the chorus and the bigger picture starts to come into view, especially if you know of the legend of the undetonated atomic bomb that purportedly lives underwater off of Little Tybee island. A vision of, say, Pearl Harbor before the end of 1941. A bonus in this cut: Scott shares the spotlight with 8-string lead guitarist Josh Martin, who is one deadly man with a pick and an eight string guitar.
“Passion Seekers” starts with the magical sound of a … what is that? This cut is a sonic safari that brings Technicolor® to the picture with a piano and glockenspiel showing up in the first 20 seconds. Sunlight, moonlight, and a quirky guitar slide that becomes a theme … all that’s needed for another musical feather in their hat.