Tom Brosseau – Perfect Abandon

  • May 17, 2015

For almost 15 years, Tom Brosseau has been writing and playing a brand of timeless sounding music that draws equally from gospel, early country, bluegrass and folk. Brosseau‘s ninth album, Perfect Abandon, was produced by John Parish (Sparklehorse, PJ Harvey) and was recorded in Bristol, England in an old community theater. With a live sound reminiscent of early Sun recordings, Perfect Abandon was recorded with a spare band including acoustic and electric guitars, a two-piece drum kit, and double bass around a single microphone. Brosseau’s pastoral songs are as engaging as ever and a few highlights include: the heartbreaking spoken word opener, “Hard Luck Boy”; the first single “Roll Along with Me”; the rockabilly-esque “Take Fountain”; and the heart rending acoustic number “Island in the Prairie Sea.” On Perfect Abandon Brosseau incorporates decades of American traditional music into something that is not only charming but sounds fresh. – Written by JFelton



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