"One More Night in Brooklyn" is Ben E. King pop music, while the harmonica on "Aint' Waitin'" drags you into a song that choogles musically, with the lyric "listening to the country station on satellite radio". As the gifted do, he's able to convey more in one line than nearly all the assembly line country pop coming Nashville would take a full song to not capture as well. Album closer "Rogers Park" is prettiest sounding song of the year.
A step removed from Nashville with his home now in NYC (like his Dad), you can still hear the sound of his twang echo through the songs. Mature, soulful and endlessly interesting lyrics create an album that Earle himself may someday recall as one of his best. I would bet that I will.
SHOW: Radio Radio (Fountain Square)
Thursday, September 16 - 8pm
An in-store performance prior to Earle's full-band show
5202 N. College Ave. - Broad Ripple