Mighty Joe Nolan

New Music Critique: Mighty Joe Nolan

Production9
Lyrics8
Music7
Vocals7
Muscianship8
7.8

Joe Nolan’s recordings are superbly produced and engagingly arranged with generous helpings of organ, squeezebox and harmonica. Nolan’s voice has an immediately likeable, old-soul appeal that gives each of his tunes a smile-inducing, sometimes funny, appeal. On “San Francisco Girl” he sketches the physical and mental qualities of a gallery of different women he observes on the city’s streets. The picaresque “Fat Lady and the Clown” is a bittersweet song of unrequited love. An ideal candidate for film & TV consideration is “Young and Beautiful” where Nolan’s winning persona, aided by gorgeous gusts of accordion, reminds us all of the often overlooked sweetness of everyday life.

Contact: joenolan@joenolan.com
Web: mightyjoenolan.bandcamp.com
Seeking: Film/TV
Style: Singer-Songwriter