Monday, June 25, 2007

Hayward Williams - Another Sailor's Dream

One of our kind readers has recommended Hayward Williams to us as he’s been doing a quick tour stint with No River City, who we posted about last week. It’s a real pleasure to hear from you lot about good things – it’s one of the reasons we do this. More is more, right? So, onwards…

You’ll like this - a slice of americana with a good healthy dose of bluegrass and some Van in there, too. The classic lonesome ingredients are present and correct - pedal steel, a harmonica, dobro and a whole lot of guitars.

Listen - Problems with Hemingway

It’s far more Dylan than I normally go for, and the lyrics sound like they’ve come straight out of the 1984 lyric generator, but it is has a tender charm that is quite irresistable. And it has a cute talky bit at the beginning and I’m always a sucker for that.

Listen – Redwoods

This is Hayward’s new single, and it’s more of a folk rocking rootsy stomper (technical term, obviously). It’s a bit Whiskeytown, more melodic Wilco, maybe a bit Springsteen; I’d recommend it for the harmonica action alone.

Buy the new album, Another Sailor’s Dream, here

More information on his website, or have a squizz at the ubiquitous MySpace.

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