they've captured a tight rootsiness
that speaks of dedicated immersion in American vernacular music.
They might have studiously avoided all the London-centric notions of hipster cool, preferring the rootsiness
of the West Midlands, but the band have never been parochial in their perspective.
No longer the chemical-fuelled empty vessels of yore, this time around Oasis have gone for a down home rootsiness
in a wholly drab bid to summon the ghosts of trad British rock.
Produced by the always-admirable Dave Alvin, the disc generally succeeds at navigating the tightwire between true rootsiness
and entertaining acting-up.
For all the artful rootsiness
, however, House of Blues's business side is sleek and chic.
Raised and based in California, although there's a distinct touch of the Morrisettes about I Spy, pitched somewhere between Dido and Shania Twain, she mostly leans towards various shades of country, from the AOR of Smoke In Bed and the mountain music of A Song For The Broken to the Nashville funk that drives Day After Yes and the acoustic rootsiness
of St Christopher.
The Mattea-Wisch production team infused ``Love Travels'' with a rare sense of space, cohesiveness and rootsiness