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Stoll Vaughan - Love Like A Mule

Love Like A Mule

Stoll Vaughan

A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Mike Jurkovic
(rnrcurmudgeon@yahoo.com)

Produced by Mike Wanchic (Mellancamp, Dylan, McCurtry) and a backing band that includes guitarist Carl Breomel and keyboardist Bo Koster from My Morning Jacket, bassist Jake Smith, drummer Devon Ashley from the earthy and esoteric Over The Rhine, Vaughan's sophomore disc kicks his emerging rep a few steps ahead of the pack.

With a definite and not derivative mid-60's Dylan slur and slightly skewered stance ('There's a midget with a pitchfork carrying a sign saying he's well hung'), Vaughan launches from the boogie rhythms of Alright into a collection of alt.country/rock that draws you into its soulful sphere. Quite honestly, Love Like A Mule is the disc with which Dylan's son Jakob and his band the Wallflowers should have followed-up their breakout disc Bringing Down The Horse. Highlight tracks include, the aforementioned Alright, No Stopping, Savior, and the ringing guitar anthem Complain.

Track List:

  • Alright
  • No Stopping
  • Savior
  • Man That Cares
  • Complain
  • Between You and I
  • Fade Away
  • Lonesome
  • Seen Moments
  • Love Like a Mule
  • Head Above the Wheel
Produced by: Mike Wanchic

Edited by: David N. Pyles
(dnpyles@acousticmusic.com)

Copyright 2003, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
This review may be reprinted with prior permission and attribution.

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