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Multiple Reviews

Kenny Roby & Forest Sun: Kindred Spirits of Americana

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For all the attention garnered in recent years by the Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, the Lumineers, et.al., a raft of other Americana artists go largely unrecognized. The Felice Brothers top the list of the unsung nouveau folksters, but Kenny Roby and Forest Sun should be in that tally too: with the former's eponymous album and the latter's Follow The Love, both continue adding to respectable bodies of work in which honest, forthright songwriting engenders comparably spare and purposeful musicianship. ...

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Album Review

Forest Sun: Stubborn Breathing Heart

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Evocative as is Forest Sun's name, that moniker mirrors the vivid music on Stubborn Breathing Heart. At this point, after ten plus albums in his discography, the Cali native has not wholly evolved into a original thinker, but his deeply earnest sense of purpose renders his work here inordinately charming. As does his penchant for the subtle topicality at which the album title hints: his forthright attitude transforms an otherwise somewhat transparently eclectic style into a credible semblance of modern ...


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