The brainchild of Cory Driscoll, this latest iteration of Eureka Springs finds the Jacksonville singer-songwriter accompanied by several local musicians, including Tianna DiSalvo (of Patsy’s Daydream) on guest vocals, trumpeter Robert Bidwell and guitarist Danny Strickland. The rolling, gentle approach of “Great Friends” has a vague glimmer of the naïve, protean-twee of Jonathan Richman, sans any eccentricities and a chord progression that points to chiffon-tinged doo-wop.
The implied credo of “Great Friends” seems to be “do no harm,” with Driscoll throttling any romantic inclinations down to first gear, instead opting for just-friends status. DiSalvo’s vocal counterpoint seems to agree albeit through a slower, minor-key section, while the band plays it minimal and straight, Bidwell’s trumpet underpinning the arrangement, and everyone goes home satisfied, unencumbered and, well, as friends.
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