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All In
Lefty Williams
Label: Indie
Release Date: August 21, 2014
Review Date: August 24, 2014

What I really love about Boomerocity readers is that, from time to time, they turn me on to talent I’ve not heard of yet and I become a raging fan.  About a year or so ago, a regular reader turned me on to an artist who is gaining in notoriety all over the Deep South. His name is Lefty Williams. He’s an amazing guitarist. What makes him even more amazing is that he has only one arm.
Yeah, seriously.

Well, I didn’t jump right on to tracking Lefty down but I did keep up with his work. Then, low and behold, his new publicist (who is a very good Boomerocity friend) let me know that he was handling Lefty and sent me his latest EP, “All In”.

Wow! I was immediately reminded what turned me on to this man’s work: incredible guitar and great, original music all wrapped up in great performances and exquisite sound.

“All In” is a five disc masterpiece of great, original tunes that is sure to further Lefty’s more than solid reputation as a guitarist, singer, songwriter and performer. Here’s the breakdown of Boomerocity’s view of the five songs:

“Crescent” is a strong, intricately structured, positive song inspired by a trip that Lefty’s future wife took him on for his birthday on the Crescent Railroad down to New Orleans. It’s a great intro to the rest of the EP.

“Let It Roll” is another happy, upbeat cut that will continuously loop in the jukebox in your mind. This is definitely a song that you’ll want to keep in your hip pocket for those days when you need a musical pick-me-up.

“You Know I Love You” was written to commemorate Lefty’s tenth wedding anniversary and is, by far, THE Boomerocity favorite on this disc.

“Coming Apart” is one of those songs that one will gravitate to when they’re feeling down, alone, and close to hitting bottom. It connects at the heart level and resonates within.

“You Don’t Tell Me” is a grand finale to this phenomenal EP. Strong and brilliantly written, this cut earns multiple slaps of the repeat button, it’s that good.

If you love great rock, great guitar music and brilliant, engraining lyrics, “All In” is your album.

All In Lefty Williams Label: Indie Release Date: August 21, 2014 Review Date: August 24, 2014 What I really love about Boomerocity readers is that, from time to time, they turn me on to talent I’ve not heard of yet and I become a raging fan. About a year or so ago, a regular reader turned me on to an artist who is gaining in notoriety all over the Deep South. His name is Lefty Williams. He’s an amazing guitarist. What makes him even more amazing is that he has only one arm. Yeah, seriously. Well, I didn’t jump right on to tracking Lefty down but I did keep up with his work. Then, low and behold, his new publicist (who is a very good Boomerocity friend) let me know that he was handling Lefty and sent me his latest EP, “All In”. Wow! I was immediately reminded what turned me on to this man’s work: incredible guitar and great, original music all wrapped up in great performances and exquisite sound. “All In” is a five disc masterpiece of great, original tunes that is sure to further Lefty’s more than solid reputation as a guitarist, singer, songwriter and performer. Here’s the breakdown of Boomerocity’s view of the five songs: “Crescent” is a strong, intricately structured, positive song inspired by a trip that Lefty’s future wife took him on for his birthday on the Crescent Railroad down to New Orleans. It’s a great intro to the rest of the EP. “Let It Roll” is another happy, upbeat cut that will continuously loop in the jukebox in your mind. This is definitely a song that you’ll want to keep in your hip pocket for those days when you need a musical pick-me-up. “You Know I Love You” was written to commemorate Lefty’s tenth wedding anniversary and is, by far, THE Boomerocity favorite on this disc. “Coming Apart” is one of those songs that one will gravitate to when they’re feeling down, alone, and close to hitting bottom. It connects at the heart level and resonates within. “You Don’t Tell Me” is a grand finale to this phenomenal EP. Strong and brilliantly written, this cut earns multiple slaps of the repeat button, it’s that good. If you love great rock, great guitar music and brilliant, engraining lyrics, “All In” is your album. “All In” can be ordered at www.lefty-music.com.

 
 

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