I have a confession to make: I like Devon Sproule.
I like Devon Sproule a lot!
Now this just isn't your everyday schoolboy crush or mid-life fantasy. I mean who wouldn't absolutely fall for a breezy Maria Muldaur like delivery and a CD full of easy, that's-how-the-moment-goes kind of songs? Songs you can hum along to. Songs you can actually relate to. This is what you'll hear and like on Keep Your Silver Shined.
Like a lot.
Delivering mightily on the promise of 2003's Upstate Songs, Sproule's wily, laid-back blend of front porch hoedown, Old Virginia Block; trad/jazz done all soulful, Let's Go Out, and the inviting Stop By Anytime molds seamlessly with her folky roots, Does The Day Feel Long and Appalachian echoes, The Weeping Willow (with Mary Chapin Carpenter). Add a lively and poetic lyricism ("We got the last of the apples/Rosy from the weather"; "Blue Ridge brick in an almond shade") and musicianship as fine as it gets and Devon Sproule becomes one artist we had all better keep our ears and hearts tuned to.
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