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"After enough time, almost all bands run their course. But about 30 seconds into “Grain Of Sand”, you realize that Barrere & Cole are nowhere near that point and may in fact only be scratching their surface.


With gifted but unpretentious singing, fluid guitar and keyboard work everywhere and a down-home, juiced-up rhythm to their songs; Paul Barrere & Roger Cole don’t strive to blow listeners away with a wall-of-sound noise or cutting-edge effects. Theirs is hearty rock and roll, where the duo paves their own way and makes music on their own terms.


On “Grain Of Sand”, there’s no hype, no gimmick, no pretense, and no excess. If you own any Tom Petty, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Eric Clapton, and very early Bruce Springsteen music, then you can slip this acoustic-driven track somewhere in-between that grouped collection.


This music is good because it’s honest, simple, and straight from the heart.  And “Grain Of Sand” proves that someone out there still knows how to write truly poignant songs. With most musical groups, either the music is great, or the lyrics are great.


With Paul Barrere & Roger Cole, it’s definitely both. Each song has a life of its own, but each one has something in common: They are all poetic. This song shows a depth and character that we don’t really get to see in most other music today.


So put away whatever else you have clogging your ears and listen to music that feels like the artists are deeply connected to what they are doing and truly care about what they are releasing. Once again, you have to give Paul Barrere & Roger Cole credit for consistently putting out great material." ~ Rick Jamm, Jamsphere


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