The vocals of Nate Wallace is what really give these songs their appeal. His raspy voice fits well with the emotion of the songs and it also sounds good. He’s able to give this songs their own personality and feeling. While he does give the songs the heart, it’s the guitars that makes these songs emotional. Each song is played slow where they even have this downhome country droll to them that is just amazing. Each song has a different sound while keeping that slow, easy listening country flavor to them. I don’t know how this band has slipped under the radar with two other albums but with the way they play and sing, Hearts of Oak to me is what country music should be.