This Mississippi born singer songwriter released his debut album in 2008 and has played/travelled extensively both in America and abroad for a number of years. This is his second full length release and was recorded in Memphis using a group of local studio musicians.
The fourteen songs clock in at just shy of the hour mark, so concentrated listening is required. His storytelling folk style is the result of many experiences in honing the craft of a true raconteur.
John Prine and Townes are reference points here with songs of reminiscence Dancin’ in Memphis; relationship breakups, Who Told You I Was Down?; corrupt police, Moanin’ Santa Rosa Jail Blues and a wonderfully witty autobiographical novella in Dogrunner (Craigslist Ad). Inspired stuff.
JJ Cale is never far away as a reference point and the easy acoustic playing style runs through this collection like a light summer breeze. An engaging release and one that comes highly recommended.