Arthur Alligood is a songwriter, pure and simple. He’s been crafting wonderful Americana/folk songs under the radar for about a decade, and One Silver Needle proves that he continues to grow and mature both lyrically and musically.Musically, the instruments are virtually flawless. It is not bending the genre or very innovative, but everything is played exactly as it feels it should be. This isn’t surprising, as Alligood won the 2011 Mountain Stage New Song Contest, and so was able to work with producer Mikal Blue (Revolver Recordings) and musicians including bassist Leland Sklar, drummer Jim Keltner and guitarist Michael Ward, who have some astonishing musical credits. So he’s got a lot of talent on his side. The album generally makes use of drums, bass, acoustic guitar, and electric guitar, but it also sneaks in organ, piano, cello, and some other surprises throughout. His vocals are easy and laid back; they’re soothing and calming, although he gets a bit of a twang every now and then.his is a very, very good album from established singer/song writer Arthur Alligood. He’s combined impeccable musicianship with poetic lyrics and a personal flair. Heavily featuring the electric guitar, this isn’t a typical lo-fi folk project, it’s got incredibly high production value and it shows on the album.
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