Living out Our Dreams
Living Out Our Dreams is the follow-up to Johnny DeMarco's 2010 debut Everything Matters. The rock singer/songwriter delivers heartland rock 'n roll in the Springsteen/Bryan Adams mould, fitting given that Adams' studio, The Warehouse, was one of the recording locales used. The production quality here is top-notch, with Michael Behm and DeMarco co-producing and a fine cast of local players contributing. All the tunes are well-crafted originals, except for the closing cover of Motown classic "Stop In The Name Of Love". DeMarco has performed internationally, and he's a hometown hero for writing the hockey anthem "We Are All Canucks". His team aren't living a dream this year, but DeMarco is.