Written primarily in hotel rooms and then sent around the world as a series of sonic postcards for others to stamp their personalities on, could have resulted in Pieta Brown’s latest album ‘Postcards’ being a disjointed mess. Instead, Brown and guests that include Mark Knopfler, David Lindley and Calexico deliver an album of simplicity and honesty that charms and beguiles with its haunting beauty.

A predominantly mid-tempo collection addressing the touring musician’s lot, the subtle, hypnotic grace of the ten breathily purred songs gently insinuate their hooks guaranteeing your return again and again.

“Rosine’s” woodwinds, the twin delights of Brown’s banjo and Carrie Rodrigue’s fiddle on ’Stopped my Horse’, the bubbling, bustling, bottleneck-driven ‘Station Blues’ and the infectious ‘How Soon’ are all highlights: the glue that makes the album stick.

Perfect for a lethargic Sunday morning or a languid Saturday night.

 

 

PIETA BROWN – POSTCARDS

(Lustre – 2017)

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Gary’s been listening to music since the 60’s and has the scars to prove it. Failed dalliance’s with violins and guitars couldn’t stop him fronting the Punk band Moscow and being spat on by 2000 Welsh punks in the summer of 1977 while supporting John Peel faves The Motors at Cardiff Top Rank. He spent 15 years selling some of the finest music by some of the best musicians in the world.