One of the best indie music always made is “American Folk Tradition” (2013) written by Shawn Howard, a self-taught musician who started to play at the age of 12.
Among all the songs in the album, “Sonny“, which is the seventh, put in evidence great lyrics and music, giving the idea of a great piece of music in the whole. It’s one of the best which can be heard in this album.
Very nice is also “Wild Horses In Missouri” that, as is possible to imagine by the title, wants to give a real feeling of country, savage and “wild”. Sonorities gives this feeling, the song is very nice to hear by sitting on a sofa, closing the eyes and starting to image infinite prairies, horses and freedom.
“American Folk Tradition” has good lyrics that bring the mind to think.
“Cowboy Diplomacy” is another good song that proof once more the Shawn Howard’s voice is very nice while singing country songs, in which he put in evidence all his potential.
At the end we can say that Shawn Howard has some good pieces in his discography. To fully understand then the best way is to know and understand the country world, as it’s the one which is always put in lyrics by Shawn.
The album in itself is very enjoyable and absolutely worth to buy it.
Just to complete the albums of this composer, there is also “Train to Texarkana” (2013), a series of original songs composed in the style of country music during seventhies.