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Classic Album Review: Doc Walker | Everyone Aboard

The Canadian country upstarts keep it rolling on their smartly constructed third LP.


This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Never mind the little red wagon on the cover; Doc Walker should be riding in style before long.

These favourite musical sons of Portage la Prairie are quickly becoming the fastest-rising stars of Canadian country, chalking up award nominations and carting home honours by the handful (including a batch of Canadian Country Music Association trophies earlier this week). And their smartly constructed third album should do little to slow down the rolling tumbleweed of their fame. With 13 radio-friendly roots-pop tracks built from jangly melodies, crunching guitars, aw-shucks harmonies and hooky choruses as open and inviting as a back porch, Everyone Aboard is all but guaranteed to become a staple on country radio till the cows come home. And while country purists may argue that these boys are getting a little too slick for their own good, I’m willing to bet the farm they’ll be hauling off another slew of awards next year. Looks like they’ll be able to make use of that little red wagon after all.


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