Tom Wilson’s new band, LeE HARVeY OsMOND, bills his sound as “acid folk,” which must mean that it sounds like Donovan and Chris Isaak jamming with the Cowboy Junkies in an old, echoey attic with Robbie Robertson joining in. It’s creepy, jazzy country, played smooth under Wilson’s deep and powerful voice. As long as the band keeps things in this vein, things go well. But when the band gets off formula, the results aren’t pretty. The husky-spoken “Lucifer Blues,” a talk-over-the-blues attempt to sound deep and/or creepy just comes off as corny, and weakens this otherwise strong, sexy album.
This is the band’s debut, and you can catch them live, often with the Cowboy Junkies, which should be an excellent show to bring a lady . . . Especially if you want to get laid.
BONUS COWBOY JUNKIE LIVE COVER!
June 17 - Phoenixville, PA @ Colonial Theatre w/ The Cowboy Junkies June 18 - Richmond, VA @ Groovin' In The Garden w/ The Cowboy Junkies June 19 - York, PA @ Stand Capitol Performing Arts w/ Cowboy Junkies June 21 - Erie, PA @ Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts w/ Cowboy Junkies July 15 - Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest July 24 - Calgary, AB @ Calgary Folk Fest July 28 - Kelowna, BC @ Minstrel Café July 30 - Rossland, BC @ Old Fire Hall Aug 14 - Salmon Arm, BC @ Roots and Blues Fest