Rory Payne’s “Lift Your Eyes” is a beautiful blend of folk, country, and Americana music delivered through the eyes of an ex-english teacher. So you can just imagine what the lyrics are like. Although Rory Payne plays the Texas country circuit, he’d never want you to call him a “Texas Country” artist. He’s far more folk, with a bold voice that will remind you of what country music used to be. He’s a wonderful person, and an artist who knows what he wants, and that made recording and working with him a delight. So slip on your best denim shirt, kick up your boots, and enjoy the new Rory Payne Ep. I swear, sometimes when I listen to this EP I can almost hear the wind through the tumbleweeds…Co-produced and mixed by Bradley Prakope.