Lynn Miles

REVIEW: Lynn Miles “TumbleWeedyWorld”


Lynn Miles just released a new album, TumbleWeedyWorld, on True North Records. The album was produced by Lynn Miles and Dave Draves, and mixed, engineered and mastered by Dave Draves.

“Night Owl” is the first song on the album, “I’m a night owl, that’s a fact.  I like the world when it’s still and black.”  The music is peaceful and temperate, with a hint of whimsical and intrigue at once, as we consider the way opposite attract.

“Highway 105” is then dives into more traditional arrangement of folk and old time country instruments and a swingy beat.  “Cold Cold Moon” again hints of old folk arrangements and hints of vintage influences from across the Atlantic.

“Johnny Without June” brings it back to mournful Americana with this tribute to music’s power couple.  This one debuted on the week of Johnny Cash’s birthday and Johnny & June’s anniversary, for very good reason.

“Hide Your Heart” is another celebration of old time harmonies and mandolin banjo & violins plucking in turns at your heartstrings.  “Palomino” is a loping Western crooner with mandolin ringing out into the dark starry night air.

The album is high lonesome, Western and old timey songs that come across as instant classics, with a couple of songs with a more contemporary flavor, like the album opener, in the mix.  Very enjoyable and a solid addition to a music lover’s collection.

Musicians on the album are Lynn Miles on vocals, rhythm guitar and harmony vocals; Michael Ball on stand up bass; Joey Wright on mandolin and acoustic guitar; Stuart Rutherford on dobro; Rob McLaren on banjo; and James Stephens on violin.  Additional musical contributions are by Jim Bryson and Dave Bignell on acoustic guitars; and Jim Bryson, Rebecca Campbell, Julie Corrigan and Dave Draves on harmony vocals.

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Enjoy our previous coverage here: Video Premiere: Lynn Miles “Johnny Without June”

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