Mark Lucas – COUNTRY UPDATE Review

Little Town Blues

8 June 2015  COUNTRY UPDATE          CLIPPING

The first solo album for a while from Mark Lucas, following a string of albums with his band the Dead Setters see’s him bringing the focus back to the stories and the story teller. This time it seems that Sydney’s “urban cowboy in residence” has hung up his hat and put away his twang in favour of more poetic reflections and ruminations in a more acoustic setting.

To oversee this excursion he’s turned to ex Karma County frontman and Jimmy Little producer.

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Mark Lucas – THE MUSIC Review

Little Town Blues    3 ½ Stars

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Mark Lucas normally fronts The Dead Setters but here he steps out on his own with a collection of intimate and restrained songs, decorated with fiddle, banjo, piano and even tuba without ever distracting from the personal and sometimes socio-political content of his lyrics.  Stranger possesses a beautiful, lilting melody, Small Town is a wonderfully restrained folk song and the single, Please Tell The DJ, is a ‘last drinks’ bar shuffle that impresses lyrically.  Little Town Blues is an exemplary example of Australian songwriting, full of beautifully restrained playing and honest lyrics.  The MUSIC   27 May 2015    Chris Familton