Folksy guitarman Langhorne Slim
takes his jam band to new places with Be Set Free
, the latest installment in the prolific band's menagerie of uplifting tunes. Being introduced to the band initially in the live setting set me up to expect a strong translation. I'm happy to say the colorful personalities of his band mates shine through the lush production and smile-inducing moments abound. The record has an interesting blend of nostalgic charm and bluesy wit, with its mostly traditional instrumentation and melodies you can sing along to before even hearing them; Be Set Free
lives up to its name literally and figuratively.
* * * * * * * * * * * *
MP3: Langhorne Slim - "Say Yes" (Be Set Free)
Video: Langhorne Slim @ The Guest Apartment
Langhorne Slim on Myspace