John K. Samson – Winter Wheat
Well, Dear Readers, we’ve reached the penultimate item from my finds at Sonic Boom! I told Mike, I had to find a copy of this album during our foray, and there it was right by the door on the way in. We’d honestly been in the shop about 10 seconds and it was already in hand! The Universe is good!
The 5th Annual Toronto Expedition Series, Part 43 (CD)
There’s an ache and a yearning to Samson’s work. Witness the thoughtful austerity in the slower tunes, and a desire to temper the energy of the faster tracks, as though being this powerful musically is gift enough, steady on.
A songwriting masterclass, and the Weakerthans’ rhythm section is here, among others, too!
I loved Winter Wheat. It’s perfect music for these times. It will easily figure high in my year end list of Best Albums Of 2016.