This solo artist is based in Seattle and 2012 saw the release of Still Burning, an album of ten original songs that had its roots in folk music and his days spent playing with various bands.
This second release, Orphans & Relics, has influences in country blues, folk and rockabilly. It is produced by Michael Thomas Connolly at Empty Sea Studios in Seattle who plays a variety of instruments across the nine tracks here, including some mean guitar, lap steel, dobro, piano clarinet and Hammond organ.
Ten O’Clock Blues and Orphans of the Past both channel some fine playing while the light jazz feel of In Another Lifetime is something that Willie Nelson could consider as his kind of song. Once I Was Loved By You is a slow strum to sweet romance and Last Call Blues closes out the songs in a smoky bar room style.