AL SCORCH: This Lonesome World: 7”

This is one ferocious hoe-down. Rapid-fire banjo picking, percussive stand-up, and stomp box pound out the first three porch party jams, while the last number, “Betsy Bay,” is a traditional Scottish sailing song where the violin is given space to cry. This is some of the best roots/Americana I’ve heard in some time.

 –Jeff Proctor (Let’s Pretend/No Breaks)