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CD: Jim White - Sounds of the Americans | reviews, news & interviews

CD: Jim White - Sounds of the Americans

CD: Jim White - Sounds of the Americans

The Southern American singer-songwriter goes off on a tangent with gratifying results

Jim White: A man in search of himself and his god at least finds some tunes

When I saw Jim White perform at the Jazz Café a couple of weeks ago, he rather undersold his new album. But take no notice of the wilfully perverse Southern American singer-songwriter. Even if White appears to view this collection of songs for an adaptation of Sam Shepard’s play The Americans: Part 1: Lay of the Land as a bit of a side project, that doesn’t mean it’s not worthy of your attention. In fact, it might have actually benefited from not being over-worked in the way that a new album proper might have been.

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