Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Rick Hart -- City Lights AND Levon Helm

Australian troubadour Rick Hart has brought us two more EPs of well-honed country rock. City Lights operates as a triptych of songs: three odes to a woman who left the outback (or at least that's what I'm imagining) for the siren song of a more exciting life in the city.

By contrast, "Levon Helm" reveals the true nature of the/a breakup. "Levon Helm" stands out from the six for its careful attention to detail, with Mr. Helm as the focal point for the many demons and insecurities that beset us all. The other two tracks on Levon Helm or live recordings, which showcases Hart's gentle singing and his band's craftsmanship on stage.

Rick Hart -- Official, Facebook, Bandcamp

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