Blind Lemon Pledge is back again with an excellent collection of songs on his newest album Backwoods Glance.
Unlike his previous blues-infused outings, Backwoods Glance presents a modern, refreshing take on the classic styles of Americana and American Folk.
One of the many reasons Blind Lemon Pledge is a favorite of mine is his ability to fully immerse himself in a particular style and create an entire album of engaging songs in a wide range of Roots music and its variants.
Stories about women standing against the coal companies to protect their men (Sisters of the Coal Dust), moons rising and setting over a Memphian landscape (Moon Over The Memphis), surviving on the streets of Fayetteville, or professing admiration for sweeter-than-the-sugar-cane Celine (Sweet Celine) all unfold as we take a Backwoods Glance at the simple life with Blind Lemon Pledge and his band of top shelf talent leading the way.
Beautiful guitar tones, foot stompin’ rhythms, memorable melodies, sweet harmonicas, comforting fiddle, poignant piano, compelling stories and more musical goodness blend together throughout these twelve tracks of awesome Americana resulting in a record that has to be added to your music collection.
You’ll come back to this one time and time again.
For a more in-depth conversation about the album, the songs, the people involved and much more, be sure to check out our exclusive interview with the masterful song crafter.
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