, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


What to Listen to

Best Country Music Albums of 2015

Martin Chilton

21 August 2015 • 1:00pm

JERRY LAWSON: JUST A MORTAL MAN (RED BEET RECORDS) Jerry Lawson, the former lead singer of The Persuasions, has a marvellous voice and Just a Mortal Man is a truly welcome record, because it welcomes back the 71-year-old singer after health problems including a collapsed lung. There are some covers on the album (such as Paul Simon’s Peace Like a River) but I particularly liked Never Been to Memphis and In the Dark. The latter is a composition by talented producer Eric Brace, who pulled together the project and oversaw a wonderful Nashville feel behind a great soul voice. Smashing album. ★★★★☆