These songs have an unusual quality of being original, yet vaguely familiar all at the same time. At the same damn time! Some of Adam Hofmann's musical influences are on his sleeve and some of them are up his sleeve. But they all come from the right place and that is located just beneath his neck and above his waist -- we're talking heart here. Regardless of where these musical influences originated, they convene at a mutual place called honesty and it shows in the work here with his band, the Adam Hofmann Revival. Negotiation usually ends in compromise, but two non-negotiable elements of a good Rock N' Roll song should include honesty and fun. Not the phoney I'm-gonna-sell-a-million kind of honesty and not the novelty-for-the-sake-of-a-goof kind of fun. It's something you can't fake and Adam Hofmann's foray as a solo artist sprays a set of eight songs at you that nails this point in spades! Whether it's a passionate vocal, a nifty guitar break, a pounding piano blitz, a delicate organ fill or a hodge-podge of musical styles that fit nicely into four-minutes or less, this collection of songs holds up nicely to repeated listenings. Listen up and you'll be rewarded with traces of Blues, Jazz, Folk and even a bit of Pop coursing through this mix, but make no mistake about it - this is a Rock N' Roll album. With a vocal style reminiscent of early-era white soul singers like Gregg Allman and Bruce Springsteen, coupled with arrangements that evoke the spunk of Herbie Hancock and the tastefulness of Bruce Hornsby, this music seems hauntingly fresh and familiar. It's kind of like a cheeseburger with a new type of cheese, in the sense that the meat is there so it's the flavoring that matters. But it's all bueno, it's all so damn bueno.