David Lynn Jones' debut album Hard Times on Easy Street showcases a talent that arrived fully formed. Though Jones doesn't push any musical boundaries, his ear for straight-forwards, rock-inflected rootsy country is impeccable, as is his talent for Dylan-esque lyrics and Springsteen-esque narratives. Jones would later push out into more adventurous musical directions, but the straightforward country and heartland rock on Hard Times on Easy Street remains his most rewarding outing.
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AllMusic Review by Thom Owens