Jason Robert’s song cycle in tribute to a deceased comrade is composed of rough- hewn, dirge-like folk-blues songs cut, so to speak, from the same authentic-sounding rawhide. On each tune, in his raspy/gravelly voice, the artist asks a probing question and provides grave commentary that’s peppered with Biblical references. Robert creates an aura and carves a niche, and even allows room to rip for an occasional guitar solo. Yes, the average listener will notice a monochromatic quality here, but anyone steeped in western folklore will appreciate this artist’s attention to authenticity. Film/ TV music supervisors might want to check out some of these well-recorded tunes for moody, unusual, foreboding scenes.
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Style: Blues, Roots, Americana