What does it sound like?:
Melancholy. There’s no way around it. That the cheeriest song on the album is called ‘Until You Were Gone’ gives you some measure of how chirpy the whole thing gets, nevertheless you never feel depressed by it. There’s a sort of mournful nobility about the record that prompts people to mutter things like ‘well crafted’ and ‘organic’.
What does it all *mean*?
You still can’t beat a man with an acoustic guitar telling stories.
Goes well with…
Dim lights and thick smoke.
Might suit people who like…
Townes van Zandt, John Prine, Slaid Cleaves.