For the band's second album, Seattle's Evangeline has added a touch more Midwestern grit and rock & roll kick to its honest and open country-rock sound, and 2003's Big Choice manages to improve on one of the more impressive alt-country debuts of the past few years. While the band doesn't exactly bash it out on Big Choice (and it hardly seems in the group's nature to do so), "Little World" and "Tupelo" boast a few shades more guitar-driven fire than Evangeline delivered on Felt Like Home, and songwriter and sometimes ...

Big Choice 2003, Squatch On The Rocks

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