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Delaney Davidson is known for blues and country songs tinged with pathos, a wizened understanding of the human condition and a touch of humour. With his seventh solo album he continues to deliver all those, but with a more upbeat flavour.
It might be the sometimes quicker tempos, it might be the more succinct songs, it might be that the album was recorded as a trio (with frequent compadres Joe McCallum and Ben Woolley adding drums and bass, as well as backing vocals) — whatever it is, Lucky Guy comes across more fiery than sad, more revelling than wallowing.
Much is made of the lack of a traditional country sound today. It’s true that under the new country genre there are some albums that require a very close listen in return for a mere glimpse of pedal steel or fiddle, but Americana is a deep pool and those seeking a richer sound need look no further than The Rosellys The Granary Sessions.