Travel On – Carrie Bistline
“Travel On” is a superb song with strong lyrics. The woman is spinning her wheels in a relationship with a man who doesn’t love her back like he should. She finally gathers enough strength to “travel on” and we find hope in this newfound independence and power. The song lets us know that you’re better off alone than to be with someone who doesn’t treat you right.
When I listen to “Travel On,” I find myself tapping my foot along and losing myself in the energetic and inspirational rhythm of the music. Addie sings the song with contagious confidence and we can feel the strength radiating from her voice, the rhythm, and the powerful lyrics.
Anything for you – Carrie Bistline
Addie Loy’s “Anything For You” is a song that everyone can identify with. She sings the song with such conviction, passion, and emotion that we, as listeners, are fully convinced of the honesty in the words.
The lyrics focus on the bonds we form with someone special by enjoying the simple things in life together, and the resulting dependence and love that develops for that person because of that bond. As the title suggests, we would “do anything” for that person. As she sings about the break up, we can picture him walking away and we feel her frustrations as sings of all she did for him.
The song may seem like an ordinary heartbreak song, but it’s unique contemporary, yet new age country sound, captures the ears of the listener. The comforting music of the guitar, the heartfelt lyrics, along with the passionate voice of Addie are all a perfect combination for an outstanding, entertaining song.
Midpoint Music Festival – City Beat -Cincinnati
Addie Loy (Corbin, Ky.)
Originally from Detroit, this Kentuckian has great vocal versatility, singing in an intimate, swoony plaintiveness one minute, then gruffily belting out a bluesy, blistering growl of which Janis Joplin would be proud. Loy has been doing some summer touring, working on connecting with audiences through her songs, something she prides herself in.
Dig It: Melissa Etheridge, Fleetwood Mac, John Mellencamp. (MB)