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Music Review: 'Down to the Well'

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Down to the Well

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Kevin Gordon
genre:
Country

We gave it a B+

Writing with the poetry and economy of Dave Alvin and Lucinda Williams (who guests on the title song of Down to the Well), the Louisiana roots-rocker Kevin Gordon returns with more gritty portraits of the down-and-out who can’t go home again. He evokes the scorching guitar intensity of Springsteen, an obvious influence on his songs of drunks, highway shootings, and the rusted rails of abandoned towns. B+

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