Album: Dylan LeBlanc, Pauper's Field (Rough Trade)
Sunday 22 August 2010
Stop it, you're spoiling us. Hot on the heels of the magnificent Caitlin Rose album comes another young song-slinger, sauntering into town with a fistful of killer tunes.
Just 20 years old, this Louisianan comes on like Heartbreaker-era Ryan Adams and – in tracks two to five of his debut album, in particular – lives up to the standard set by dad, a Muscle Shoals session player. The playing is restrained, the voice suitably weather-worn, the overall effect that of a rebirth of the country genre. Make mine a double.
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