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This is by no means a long album and in one sense it might start to jar if it was. Whitmore makes little concessions to any explicit modern influences although strangely the banjo introduction to opener "Bury your burdens in the ground" does remind this reviewer of the melody of The Beta Bands "Dry the Rain" (that said the old "hearing" is playing up at the moment!). When Whitmore does introduce the greater warmth of an acoustic guitar he also tends to counter this with a darker set of lyrics not least in "Everything gets gone" where he intones that like "shutters in the wind I'm just holding on" reminding all that we are just here for a little while. It is somewhat of a relief then when the mood lifts to something more uplighting in "Let's do something impossible", while the albums concluding song the primal "Not feeling any pain" would not go amiss being sung to a gospel gathering in a chapel within the deep south.Read more ›
At little more than thirty minutes and eight songs, Whitmore speaks to the hard times facing most Americans. Check out the album's closing track, the stark "Not Feeling Any Pain":
My sweat and blood are spilling out, no bandages can mend;
And in my mind there is no doubt that none of this trouble will ever end.
I've had my days, I've had my doubts
Of how this whole thing will play out;
But still I know that all I see
Someday soon will cease to be;
But I am not feeling any pain.
I saw Whitmore perform last year in a venue that barely accommodated three hundred people. It was an amazing show. He's coming back next month. (I've already got my tickets!) Listen to the samples; then get this album. You won't regret it. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED [Running time - 34:09]
Give this music a chance, rustic poetry; everyone I've shared this CD with, after a slow time- asks who this is or WHAT this is...and if they can sit on the old swing a little longer and hear more.
possible write amazing songs with simplicity,humility and country roots.The guitar and banjo never sounded
so sweet in the darkness.Album of The Year in my opinion!!!!!!!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
play it through about a 1/2 dozen times and make sure you listen. pandora kept playing him and he grew on me. they said he has the voice Tom Waitts wishes he had.... Read morePublished 16 months ago by jon b.
There is a "Includes CD download" sticker on the album's image. The vinyl I received did not include a CD download. Read morePublished 24 months ago by KT
Get yourself a bottle of whiskey and sit back cause this dude is awesome!
I discovered him from Red Dead Redemption( he performed the last song in the game) Just awesome!
Earthy, haunting songs from a unique mind and well crafted by skilled hands, and a voice from the mud and gravel backroads on a long journey from the Delta to the Iowa farm... Read morePublished on January 26, 2014 by Todd
Interesting, accomplished, well-done.
Challenging to listen to for extended periods.
Could be more "tuneful". Read more
He's amazing and his sound fixes everything bad in the world. I wish I could find booking info for him...I'd love to have him at my 30th birthday party.Published on June 22, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Really great album by an amazing musician. Definitely a must have if you are into any of his other albumsPublished on December 29, 2012 by Tom
Ther are very few albums that I can put in and listen through the entire thing. This is one of them.Published on December 18, 2012 by Peter