Wilkins is one of those artists with a distinctive coarse, gravelly voice. His vocals sorta remind me of Eddie Vedder (with a dash of Tom Waits). Second is his guitars. Wilkins’ guitar players are mixed out front.Joshua Black Wilkins’ newest effort is titled ‘Settling the Dust’. For this one the guitars have been turned down a notch or two below the vocals. Even then, they sound just on the verge of feedback and ready to break loose at any moment. But it’s the songs and singing that takes center-stage spotlight on this one. There are also a few country overtones on the album, thanks to the awesome pedal steel guitar heard in the background on many of these tunes.
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