Friday, March 03, 2006

Cast King...

Got a hold of this about three days ago. It's much more country than alt but there's something so deeply authentic about Cast King, the record speaks of a hard life and indeed his back story is a good one. I won't recount it here but read it over on the website. Cast's voice bears a strong resemblance to that of Johnny Cash. It's mostly guitar and voice but Locust Music has done a good job of just slightly embellishing the songs with light percussion, some pedal steel, a touch of mandolin, it's tasteful and lets Cast be the star.

from Saw Mill Man:

Saw Mill Man

1 Comments:

Blogger John said...

I love that record. Very spare, and the lyrics show some nicely chosen details. I wonder if we'll hear more from him. He's a pretty old guy. Anyway, great post as usual.

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