Friday, 2 October 2009
Forgotten Album Friday #9 - Boo Hewerdine and Darden Smith, Evidence
I hope anyone popping by here will know quite a bit about former Bible lead man Boo Hewerdine and his solo work and also his collaborations with many different folky artists. This album is probably less known and Boo collaborates with Darden Smith Austin, Texas, an altogether grittier country artist.
Cut live in fourteen days with a group of musicians which included guitarist Sonny Landreth of John Hiatt's Goners – Evidence is a brilliant mix of British folky pop and Americana. It works. Evidence is probably my favourite Boo track and he really pushes himself hitting the words of disappointment and betrayal as if he reall was in the middle of these emotions. The same can be said for the desire that drips from Smith's roughshod drawl on "All I Want (Is Everything),".
Again an album which focuses on lost love, betrayal and regret. It is probably a bit of a dark album but an absolute favourite of mine. If you are a fan of either artist check this out!
All I Wants Is Everything
Remind Me (A Little of You)
Who, What, Where and Why?