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Thursday, February 9, 2012


Americana singer-songwriter, Ryan Bingham returns with his whiskey n' cigarette gravelly voice on his third album Junky Star.
This time a little more mature and confident with his songwriting but still sounding like he's lived just as rough as Steve Earle or an alcoholic Bruce Springsteen. With his feet still firmly placed in country and roots rock, Bingham crafts some finely written lyrically timeless songs about worn-down folks born on the road of dusty depression.
A true musical storyteller, like Springsteen, Dylan or Cash, Bingham might be a little young in his career to stand amongst those mentioned but give him some time and he'll do just fine.

3½ murder ballads out of 5

Songs Of Note: Yesterday's Blues; Depression

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