Tony Kellogg // Don't Give Up on Love

Categories:  Music    Music Reviews
Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 at 8:45 AM
Tony Kellogg // Don't Give Up on Love by B. Toy

Tony Kellogg

Don’t Give Up on Love

Independent

4/5 stars

When everything you hope for from life is seemingly stripped away by a breakup, you can either lie down in defeat and mourn the loss or find hope and move on with your life. Having just gone through the same heartache that Tony was going through as he wrote these songs, this album is exactly what I needed at just the right time. When self-doubt creeps in, it’s consoling to hear the songs “I Don’t Know” and “Love Again” to know that someone else is experiencing the same thing. Anyone who feels a deep anger at betrayal can relate to lyrics like “I don’t care what you do any more” from the angsty “About You.” Some of these tunes could have used the power of a band backing up his clear acoustic chord strumming, but Tony’s stripped-down simple earnestness is perfect for most of the songs, especially “Song for Sophie #3,” the closing tear-jerker. Thanks, Tony, for giving me some hope. – Bryan Toy

Erie Reader: Vol. 7, No. 15
Now Available — Pick It Up Today

CURRENT

Erie still getting its Sister Act together

Dispatches from an American in Cuba 

Award-winning woodcarver, Fredy Mallqui connects history and passion

 

Familial vibe keeps annual fest alive

The chance to see Galactic Duo's Tony Grey and Ian Maciak should not be missed.

IN THIS ISSUE

Erie still getting its Sister Act together

Dispatches from an American in Cuba 

Award-winning woodcarver, Fredy Mallqui connects history and passion

 

Familial vibe keeps annual fest alive

The chance to see Galactic Duo's Tony Grey and Ian Maciak should not be missed.

The Playhouse has planned a weekend of festivities to celebrate their 100th anniversary. 

Fleet Foxes hasn’t really skipped a beat since their first record in 2011.

The Erie Reader's list of top 10 favorite releases from the year so far.

Thick Skin

The tragedy of Trump’s decisions