Sunday, March 11, 2007

MUSIC: Charlie Louvin

Charlie Louvin knows how to sing him some country music. His new self-titled album features some support by such stalwarts as Jeff Tweedy and George Jones. Not surprising since he got his start in gospel, most of tracks are laden in religious imagery. However, he captures the genre quite effectively and the album is an immensely enjoyable listen. One of my personal favorites is this track featuring Alex McManus of Bright Eyes fame.

::: Charlie Louvin - Kneeling Drunkard's Plea (Feat. Alex McManus of Bright Eyes)

A number of other folks have written on this album, including Aquarium Drunkard who provides some good thoughts and some more tracks. Specifically the awesome track featuring Will Oldham which you really need to hear.

[Official Charlie Louvin website.]
[Gold Robot Records on myspace.]
[Buy music from Insound.]
[Find/Listen/Download music at The Hype Machine.]
[Photo credit goes to s2art.]

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