Following on from his debut release in 2013, Canada’s Lee Palmer delivers ten tracks that sit comfortably in the acoustic blues genre. Recorded in a live setting, the songs are personal in nature and reflect the deaths of a younger sister and an old friend from high school. The playing is laid-back with the use of electric harmonica by Rory Platt particularly effective.
Some nice ensemble playing on acoustic guitars from Elmer Ferrer, Roly Platt and Lee himself, adds to the tempo set by upright bass and percussion. Songs like Sometimes and Changed Man point to a Jim Croce style of delivery and the use of slide guitar (Burke Carroll) on the track Things Are Too Good to Be Blue compliments the overall feel.
An unchallenging, but pleasant listen