Song driven warm classic Americana, set against a tapestry of equaly classic mus
Paul Edelman & The Jangling Sparrow... "North America & Susquehanna" (Record Cellar) http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/pedelman
Song driven warm classic Americana, set against a tapestry of equaly classic musical textures, Alt Country attitude and soulful resonance. I know I'll be playing this album in twenty years time, it has a self evident ageless charm, and it gets better on every listen, I had to play it back to back on the first listen, always a good sign. Songs about Trains, Civil War Soldiers, Cars, Abraham Lincoln, and a few personal introspective offerings.
Paul Edelman & The Jangling Sparrow hail from Philadelphia, and this is as accomplished a first offering as I have heard, Paul has served his dues however, augmenting some of Philies leading combo's on Banjo and Harmonica for some years, She Haw, The Boxcars, Naked Omaha and the Butcher Holler Boys, have all benefited from his services, also working closely with acclaimed producer Jimmy Johnson, on "Burlap Palace", the tribute to the sound of Muscle Shoal Studio.
"North America & Susquehanna" is released from the caring hands of Record Cellar, who have brought us equally cool collections from the likes of Frogholler The Rollin Hayseeds, Chet Delcampo, Buz Zeamer.
Hardly on the radar outside his home town, where he is as well known for establishing open mike sessions at Doc Watson's and Fergie's, however this is infinitely likable and I believe infectious music, it can't be long before we hearing a lot more about Paul Edelmans clan, remember you heard it first here.
"What will I listen to now? I'll just put this on again while I'm thinking about it. It will have to be something classic, The Byrds, The Band, Burrito's ah "Sweetheart of the Rodeo", ( why not that will do the trick ) I'll just let this one run through first though".