Zane Williams

The Right Place

by Sarah Moore

3 March 2010

 
cover art

The Right Place

(Hack Circle)
US: 15 Dec 2009
UK: Import

This hootenanny of a disc lets your inner redneck simmer in guilty-pleasure country. With adapted standards like “99 Bottles of Beer” and new classics like the title track, The Right Place hits the right notes. One can even forget the cheesiness of the barroom standby thanks to Zane Williams’ smooth-staccato stylings. Williams moved to Nashville from Texas ten years ago to perfect his chops, and his shimmering country tunes glitter with bright fiddle, Dobro, and guitars. Country music lovers will love the pictures Williams paints, as exemplified on the title track: “If you can see your troubles by the glow of a neon light / Come on in / You’re in the right place tonight.” with his slight honey-sweet drawl. The soft, breezy nature of Tony Harrell’s accordion makes will make many long for the summer days of river time.

The Right Place

Rating:

 

We all know how critical it is to keep independent voices alive and strong online. Please consider a donation to support our work as an independent publisher devoted to the arts and humanities. Your donation will help PopMatters stay viable through these changing and challenging times where advertising no longer covers our costs. We need your help to keep PopMatters publishing. Thank you.

 


//comments
//Mixed media
//Blogs

20 Questions: Nashville Singer-Songwriter Natalie Hemby

// Sound Affects

"Natalie Hemby's Puxico is a standout debut from a songwriter who has been behind the scenes for over a decade.

READ the article