I just started writing for Thank Folk for That, an excellent source of info for all things folk. These guys are WAY better than I am about updating, that’s for sure.Here’s a snippet to my first review, of Benjamin Francis Leftwich’s Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm. Click the link below for the rest.
“Benjamin Francis Leftwich may only have one trick up his sleeve, but it’s a successful one. He exhibits an unwavering devotion to low-tempo acoustic numbers; even his covers, which have generated a fair amount of blogosphere buzz, have transformed songs like Arcade Fire’s pulsing “Rebellion (Lies)” into quiet contemplations. Those looking for energetic folk romps à la Mumford & Sons will not find any on the York singer’s debut, Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm, but they will find an enchanting set of low-key tunes. The album is understated and heartfelt, a cohesive collection that fits very well in the world of earnest, breathy folk.” Read more