Chris Knight

Newcomer Knight plows the same gritty ground as Steve Earle and Townes Van Zandt on an impressive set of original story-songs in Chris Knight. Often cinematic in his imagery and spare on instrumentation, he’s best at profiling dark characters whose violence bubbles just below the surface. On “Love and a .45,” he sings, “One’ll kill you, one’ll keep you alive.” Which is which is up to you. A-

Chris Knight
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