Glen David Andrews

Redemption

by David Maine

28 July 2014

 

A soulful, funky gumbo

cover art

Glen David Andrews

Redemption

(Louisiana Red Hot)
US: 29 Apr 2014
UK: 29 Apr 2014

New Orleans raconteur Glen David Andrews possesses one of those up-from-the-depths Southern voices, and on Redemption it is capably supported by a range of horns, brass, guitars, harmonicas and stomping percussion that keep the sonic gumbo constantly shifting. Lead track “NY to Nola” is a barn-burner of a track, with stop-and-start guitars and warbling harp playing against soaring horns until the final mad dash to the finish. It’s an outstanding track, and one the rest of the album has trouble matching, although the effort brings about any number of strong tunes: “Chariot” is a gentle downtempo song that shows the gentler side of Andrews’ vocals, while Ivan Neville shows up for the uber-funky “Bad By Myself”. “Didn’t It Rain” brings a gospel vibe to the party, while Swedish-born guitar virtuoso Anders Osborne helps kick out the jams in the born-to-be-bad anthem “Lower Power”. All in all, a terrific set, and one that makes terrific use of Andrews’ prodigious gifts.

Redemption

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