Josh Ritter, Sermon on the Rocks

American singer-songwriter Ritter really wants you to know that his new album was recorded in New Orleans – so much so that it’s printed on the back of the CD cover in bigger writing than the titles.
To be fair, that tells you as much about the sound of the record as any review could – the patented Big Easy sound is present and correct – but if anything, Sermon on the Rocks reminds me more of Dire Straits.
That’s the early laid-back Dire Straits of Making Movies rather than the Mondeo rock of Brothers in Arms, but it’s by no means a bad thing and Sermon on the Rocks is a quietly terrific album.

Like this? Try these: JJ Cale, Troubadour; Dire Straits, Making Movies

By Andrew Greenhalgh
@adjgreenhalgh
www.andrewgreenhalgh.co.uk

 

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