- Summary: The second full-length release for the Canadian singer-songwriter was produced by Dave Cobb.
- Record Label: Young Mary's Record Co.
- Genre(s): Folk
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Oct 11, 2018There’s no fuss in the instrumentation, either, mostly just gentle picking or brisk, deep thrums on Wall’s acoustic guitar, which are bolstered by icy laps of pedal steel and the occasional harmonica. It’s effective in the simplest of ways--and allows the listener’s imagination to do the rest
Oct 15, 2018Wall’s sophomore album, Songs of the Plains, uses the sounds of country icons like Waylon Jennings and George Jones as musical frames for the unfurled feel of those prairie stretches. Borrowing both the stylistic and storytelling genealogies of folk and traditional country, Wall extends a tip-of-the-hat to their golden fields.
UncutOct 11, 2018This second album tips a stetson to the neglected Western heritage of his native country, from the stark beauty of "Saskatchewan In 1881" to the deliciously luminous cover of Wilf Carter's "Calgary Round-Up." [Nov 2018, p.37]
Oct 12, 2018The set walks a fine line with its retro-fetishism, but it manages to dodge hokey-ness thanks to Wall’s great voice, a low-key delivery, and invitingly haunted backdrops by legends like Lloyd Green (pedal steel) and Mickey Raphael (harmonica). Time-travelling lyrics help, too.
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Oct 12, 2018The 23 year old Canadian really brings it on this sophomore effort. The album shines with simple arrangements and a unique voice reminiscentThe 23 year old Canadian really brings it on this sophomore effort. The album shines with simple arrangements and a unique voice reminiscent of campfires and cowboys from days of yore. Wall is a fresh pioneer of a genre which has largely fallen by the wayside and his latest is irresistibly listenable.… Expand
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