Artist: Don Kesson
Album: Drinking With The Angels
Producers: Matt Harvey
As yet another live performance- toned artist puts out his first album, fans of realism in music, stay appeased. Don Kesson’s album lets musicianship excel, with songs written for this purpose by Charlie Sharkey that may be described as stable (of a standard).
|Winds Of Change|
|Drinking With The Angels|
|Nothing to Regret|
|Thinking About You|
- Broken Stones
A brisk, sentimental folk song, whose clean execution makes it sound larger.
- Winds Of Change
This is a forbidding Country- rock song which is affectively of the eighties.
- Cotton Jenny
Rustic and lightfooted, Cotton Jenny is addressed to a woeful Jenny, who after hearing the hurried-up short version of her story faces the attack of enthusiasm that is the chorus. If all goes well, you too will be forcibly brought to cheerfulness.
- Maybe Someday
Maybe Someday is a dreamy track (euphemism for pleasant sleepiness) afloat with descending bass note segments, swirling mandolin and interjecting fiddle lines.
- Drinking With The Angels
Extended, lonesome vocals in the middle of simple conversational singing, this spirited song leans back on roots- with a Western rhythm and casino online blues solos, which nothing can go wrong with inherently if the performance is true, which it is. Mandolin and fiddle vie for best instrumental performance in the album (both played by the same person)
- Beautiful Morning
A short, atypical folk tune surprises you. The arrangement creates tranquil prettiness.
- Wicked Woman
This song follows an everblue country song format-closely too- the acoustic guitar tone has survived years of potential change.
- The Hustler
Slow, uncrowded and repetitive, it takes a person with a special affinity for it to be enjoyed.
- Nothing To Regret
Abundant tremolo by violin and mandolin places it higher than a 70s Country/Folk- Pop song.
10. Thinking About You
There is nothing to highlight here; a band such as this can be trusted to pull off tunes like this.
Final thoughts: Authentically good country and folk musicianship. Country fans will enjoy it in the afternoon, provided this time of day isn’t filled with too much excitement, even if just because of the performance and not the songs.
Picks of the album: Cotton Jenny, Drinking With The Angels, Beautiful Morning, Wicked Woman