Really, Hype Machine! Nothing on the new John Fullbright album yet. He’s only the most celebrated young artist in all of americanaland. The single from the forthcoming record has already been premiered by Paste, the Kickstarter campaign was a success, SXSW was dutifully conquered and the guy has Shorefire Media working hard (hardly working) as his PR machine.
I’m usually turned off by such a successful launch but it seems like John Fullbright is the real deal. Whether he’s playing guitar or sitting at his piano Fullbright rarely hits a wrong note. On “Gawd Above” Fullbright’s normal acoustic sound is fleshed out by a rollicking band – where this has often failed in the past for other artists; the fuller sound is not an encumberance to Fullbright’s songs. Quite simply he nails it.
Pre-order this May 8th release here at Amazon.