Sunday, November 30, 2008

WFHB Americana Genre Director Quick Pick: Luke Doucet, "Blood's Too Rich"



Label: Six Shooter


Luke Doucet


Blood’s Too Rich

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Review: Canadian singer/songwriter Doucet has been recognized as a quality writer, voice, and guitar player for a few years now, including sideman stints with Canada’s Kathleen Edwards and Sarah McClachlan.  With Blood’s Too Rich, Doucet turns his songwriting AND guitar prowess up a couple of notches, releasing a more Americana project with nods in places to (smoother versions of ) Neil Young and Mark Knopfler.  Just as the writing gets a little light or the production a little smooth, though, Doucet dirties it up with tasty turns on the guitar.   If Doucet can calm his artistic schizophrenia, he will mature into an Americana artist to watch.  Check out his (un-Americana) cover of the Cure’s “The Lovecats” (track 3).   “The Comandante” (track 7) was recently featured on Nick Hornby’s NYT playlist.

comments / tracks  of interest: 2, 3, 7, 11, 12 

FCC: none 

reviewer: Hopedaddy


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