To me a new Greg Trooper record is something to celebrate. His 2003 release Floating was one of my favorite discs of the year and is one of the most eminently enjoyable and accessible records you’ll ever hear. Of course not enough people did here it. Now the followup sounds like it’s a sonic cousin to Floating.
Utilizing some of the same instuments and I’d guess some of the same recording and production techniques (tubes and analog I’m guessing) Make It Through This World has the same soulful sound as Floating. It must help to have the celebrated soul producer and songwriter Dan Penn (Irma Thomas, Soloman Burke and The Boxtops) behind the knobs.
“Dream Away The Blues” is the song Greg Trooper has added to his website as a preview to the whole release. It’s a great selection; listen to it below. Click here to preorder from Amazon. Click here for the back catalog.
As a bonus here’s two from Floating