What country music is supposed to sound like
Singer-songwriter folk filtered through the blues of the American South
I freaking love Shovels & Rope
A Venn diagram where indie singer-songwriter music, country music, and Bob Dylan impressions overlap
Country-flavored singer-songwriter music
This is the type of album that can easily become one of your favorite obscure records that absolutely no one in your friend group will care about.
The sadness on this album is palpable
This record drips with emotion and the sadness is real.
There is a little bit of Tom Petty, a dash of Bryan Adams, and a pinch of Tom Waits all mixed into the Kieferness.
It is folk music without being too folk-y; it is country without being too country-y; it is bluegrass without being too blue-y.
It has flares of singer-songwriter simplicity and the lo-fi sound of indie rock packaged inside a full and highly polished production
Trinity Lane is like a thousand paper cuts leaving you in emotional agony.
Reata is haunting. The music hangs heavy in the air and it allows you to breathe it in.
Little Seeds ends on a low and sad note. This LP is an emotional trip.
If I had to place it in one specific section of a record store I think it would go in with the country albums……or maybe indie. Or maybe it would go in the music-your-sister-in-college-and-her-hot-friends-love section.
Folky Americana rock with soul