by Nathan Cardiff

Saloon door swingin’ rock ’n’ roll outfit My Oh My! are showing listeners how to have a good time with their record Your Heart Not Mine.

The seven piece band knows how to have some foot stompin’ fun with barroom brawlers like “Whiskey Pillow,” opener “Take It With You,” and the sweet harmonies on the title track. The gravely lead vocals make My Oh My! sound like they would fit right in anywhere from a county fair to a dive bar. Mixed with the female vocals, they’re sure to get any venue singing along.

The killer guitar on “Hard On Me” and “Living Life This Way,” the stellar drums on “Your Heart Not Mine,” and the vicious keys on “I Tried” showcase the bands awesome instrumental abilities. The band describes themselves as “anthemic” and you have to look no further than tracks like “An Empty Bottle Can’t Break A Heart” to see its true.

Even in their melancholic moments (which are very few on such a feel-good record) like “If You Need Someone,” My Oh My! will leave you grinning. Your Heart Not Mine is a fantastic record, from the arrangement to the lyrics to the vocals; a great blend of country and rock ’n’ roll from the KC folkies.

Favorite Tracks: “Take It With You,” “If You Need Someone,” & “Living Life This Way”

Editor’s note: My Oh My! plays the Tank Room in Kansas City on May 31.

by Nathan Cardiff



Nathan has contributed to I Heart Local Music since November 2012. He lives in Kansas City, MO.

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