The Cerny Brothers (from the album Looking for the Good Land on Cleveland International Records)
Brothers Scott and Bob Cerny looked east and west while growing up in rural Illinois, the pair heading towards the sun and landing in Los Angeles before relocating to Nashville where they currently set up shop. Though their travels have taken them from the land that provided fodder for their stories, Scott and Bob have carried the essentials of their formative years in their songs, and with the recent release, Looking for the Good Land, The Cerny Brothers carve a niche for heartland Rock’n’Roll into Americana and Roots sonic roster. The nature of heartland Rock to tell its tale as straightforward testaments for its citizens fits in well with Roots and Americana musicians speaking truths in their music. Looking for the Good Landreverses the image in the mirror when the man building a career fantasizes of a simpler world where home is the stage in “Night on the Town”. The Cerny Brothers log “A Million Miles” with the wandering thoughts of a touring band, commit to the journey while searching for a path in “Where I’m Going”, and march into “Tennessee” on a confident rhythm for a homecoming that dreams of heading back out on the road.
Threads of a theme connect the songs on Looking for the Good Land, the strongest link coming through the main characters in the stories as Americans in a Modern Age. The Cerny Brothers share words based on their own beliefs and the framework of their own upbringings, Scott Cerny stating that ‘we’re not looking to push any specific ideology, we’re just making observations about what we’ve seen. Across the country, whether you’re a musician or a plumber, you’re looking for your piece of the American pie. Everyone is’. Wearing the skin of whatever-it-takes to survive, chiming guitar chords introduce “American Whore” as Looking for the Good Landgreets the morning with an echo of motorcycle dreams making the soundtrack for “Days of Thunder” as the album opens with a turn it up and cruise rock’n’roll beat when “I Wanna Love You” marks its time against the blur of white lines. The Cerny Brothers “Laugh at the Devil” against a rockabilly beat, watch “Ghost” materialize out a slowly building melody, and move through guitar notes flickering like a night sky underneath “Moon Above the Desert”.
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