Long Ride Home (Full Light, 2012)
Reviewed by Rick Bell
Still Got a Ways to Go is a bluesy, twisted soul-searcher, No Love in Arkansas (The Ring) has the haunting echo of Scott's You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive (which was recorded by Patty Loveless, among others). The impossibility of a distant love between a woman and her drifting man comes to life on Candle for a Cowboy then Scott turns around as if it's part II and sings the autobiographical Every Road Leads Back to You.
Lost in song after song of Scott's take on the human condition is his vocals - sometimes breathless, other times growling and bluesy, occasionally offering a verbal wink and nod, but one that's always steady and inviting. Other performers will soon cover a handful of these songs, but none will sing them quite like the guy who wrote them.
CDs by Darrell Scott
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