Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Only Too Well - Jacob Carver

Jacob Carver delivers true Americana on his album, Only Too Well. Songs like Bitterhanded, have an early Tom Petty quality. At times you'll feel like you're sitting around a campfire - jumping to join in on the chorus, grabbing a harmonica, or beat some percussion. It's just that welcoming.

On the slower ballad Come Crawling, Carver croons a tune about the "human stain." Again, running to that communal sound of the saloon scene, Carver ends with a soaring vocal line.

All in all, his production and writing is simple and lends itself nicely to the genre.

RATING: 3 of 5 stars

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