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Little Town Blues 3 ½ Stars
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