North Dakota Impressions, singer-songwriter Tom Brosseau’s new album, is the final of a trilogy to visit life from a local perspective, taking the listener on a journey begun with Grass Punks (2014) and the excellent Perfect Abandon (2015).
It travels through time that doesn’t clip along uniformly on some common highway, but treads at its own pace on a rural route. More glances, more investigations and introspections, more light, more dark. Memories, imaginings, longings for a place, a home.
Brosseau is a mighty fine songwriter and folksinger, one whose tales of hope and optimism gently rub shoulders with weary melancholy and fading memories, and not a note, or word, is wasted.
Listen to two excellent tracks from the record below: No Matter Where I Roam and You Can’t Stop.