Josh Small - Tall
Josh Small makes quiet, honest use of traditional folk and mellow pop song structures, and delivers them in an engaging, stripped down style. His voice is just a shade this side of jaded, which leaves open the possibility for optimism that gives this set an authentic feel. He is not playing his tunes ironically; his Hip comes from experience, and from lessons learned personally, not from "No Depression." Tunes that resonate like short stories; "$5 In Hand" and "Indiana" tell the tales of being alone in a city, and how the city fights you back when you try and find a safe spot to stand. "My Confessions" and "Move Your Hips" are snapshots of moments we all have, the beauty of which are thinking that they are only happening to you, and only will. "My right hand knows something that my brain doesn’t. I just let it wiggle on its own," he sings at one point. Amen. These are little stories of self-discovery and self-betrayal, told with a straight face and with nothing to lose.
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