Tuesday, January 29, 2013

CD Review: U.S. Gets Introduced To Roger Knox Through "Stranger In My Land"

Australian country singer Roger Knox is preparing to release his new album, “Stranger In My Land” on February 12 through Bloodshot Records. This is Knox’s first new album in 9 years and his first to be released here in the U.S. The album is a collection of folk songs originally written by Aborigine artists that Knox added his special touch to make them shine. The album also features guest appearances from Bonnie Prince Billy, Jon Lansford, Dave Alvin and load of other artists.
 
The album begins with “The Land Where The Crow Flies Backwards,” which has a bit of New Orleans flair to the song’s storied lyrics. He gives an island sound to “Blue Gums Calling Me Back Home,” but “Took The Children Away” is one of the highlights of album. His delivery of the chorus invites you to sing along as the song carries a powerful message of hope. Knox has fun with the lyrics of “Scobie’s Dream” then takes on a Don Ho type appeal with his delivery of “Ticket To Nowhere.” The album finishes with the Australian country cowboy singing “Home In The Valley.”
 
For more information on Roger Knox new album, “Stranger In My Land,” please visit the Bloodshot records website at http://www.bloodshotrecords.com/album/roger-knox-stranger-my-land.

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