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Peter Bradley Adams, The Mighty Storm (I Me Mine Records)




Peter Bradley Adams, The Mighty Storm (I Me Mine Records)
CD Review

12/26/13
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



The fourth full-length from the former Eastmountainsouth co-leader is, once again, an irresistible study in warm Americana unencumbered by quirk or gimmickry. His 2006 debut LP Gather Up was what roped me in — I imagine I’ve talked about this before — and I raved about it, and now he’s firmly in the bigs, having toured with Tracy Chapman and Joan Baez and hearing his songs playing in the background on network TV shows like Alias and One Tree Hill. His voice, slathered in honey like always, wraps itself around his usual sweet spots, new-jack Stephen Foster-like hymns that waft into your soul, especially when he emits those faraway slide-guitar layers of his.  The title track is a bit of a departure, slightly muddy, like a male version of Chapin Sisters on a Baptist tip, but other than that it’s the usual thing. If Adams ever starts to rock it up a little bit, Amos Lee had better watch his back. A — Eric W. Saeger

 

As seen in the December 26th, 2013 issue of The Hippo






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