Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Brandon Luedtke -- A Self-Titled EP

The first thing that stood out to me about this album is Brandon Luedtke's voice. It's distinctive but it somehow has a timeless quality; like Bob Dylan took a right turn on the way to Albuquerque instead of a left.


That's how the music feels, too. The first two tracks on the album (the A side if you get it vinyl) are traditional songs: "Molly and Tenbrooks" has deep roots, and most Americans are/should be familiar with "Lonesome Highway." The final three tracks (the B side) are original compositions, but other than references to TVs you'd never be able to tell the difference.

Luedtke has already recorded a full-length album, but this EP is suggestive of big things to come.



Brandon Luedtke -- Facebook, ReverbNation, Stream on Bandcamp, Purchase at Salient Records

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