What does it sound like?:
A new artist to me, although this is apparently their third album. Native Harrow are the group name for NY state based Devin Tuel on vocals and Stephen Harms on instruments.
On first listen it immediately grabs you, sounding both familiar and yet fresh. There’s a distinct Laurel Canyon vibe to a lot of the songs and lovers of a young Joni would certainly find plenty to like here. The Joni Mitchell comparisons are strongest on the tracks “Blue Canyon” and the gorgeous closer, “Way To Light” – an attack on materialism featuring some lovely slide guitar from Stephen Harms
Devin Tuel has a gorgeous voice singing mature wistful lyrics – not bad for someone not yet out of her twenties and hopefully a sign of more greatness to come.
This is an album that was a complete unknown to me, but has weaved its way into one of my most played these past couple of weeks. Highly recommended,
What does it all *mean*?
Folk is alive and well and there’s.nothing wrong with looking back to the past for inspiration.
Goes well with…
Warm summer evenings with a nice glass of red (Tignanello by any chance ;-)).
Might suit people who like…
Joni Mitchell, Laurel Canyon, modern folk