Generally I’m not a huge fan of most singer-songwriter recordings of the intimate navel-gazing variety. Intimate navel-gazing just isn’t my cup of tea. But let me gush for a minute about Montana-based Graham Lindsey’s new release(s).
November 22 is the offical street date for Graham Lindsey’s full-length “We Are All Alone in This Together” and the accompanying six-track “The Mine EP.” Songs:Illinois just reviewed “Alone” so I’ll focus on the EP, which is a short, sweet collection of lonesome original songs that display a genuine connection to the tradition of old-time bluegrass. His vocals have been compared to those of Bob Dylan; I would submit that they sound more like those of Bob’s son Jakob Dylan. Lindsey’s clawhammer banjo style is solid, soulful and thoroughly enjoyable. Overall this is a satisfying sampling of new Americana that sounds as old as the hills.
For a limited time, if you pre-order “Alone” before 11/18/08 you will receive “The Mine EP” free. Recommended by Fiddlefreak!
Here is a very cool Graham Lindsey video:
Graham Lindsey MySpace (Listen/Buy CD)