It is a record that is unhurried and thoughtful, at times digging up raggedy old soul sounds, and other times leaning into the quiet barren territory where Gillian Welch fans dwell. He easily blends old country, folk and a bit of blues with classic vocals to tell stories that sound like they’ve been waiting an awful long time to be told. Like a good single malt, Drifter is a record that slides down awful easy, but still has a bit of attitude and a bit of afterburn. Recommended.
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