The Fitzgerald

josh-turner-home.gif

Willy Vlautin, leader of the Portland, Ore., alt-country band Richmond Fontaine, sketches musical short stories about lost souls floating from place to place, awash in alcohol and afflicted with a bone-deep depression. The songs on The Fitzgerald are full of sleepless nights and random violence, alleviated only by the fleeting, golden moments when a pair of these desolate drifters find solace in one another's arms. Willy's hushed, intimate vocals and Richmond Fontaine's subtle acoustic-based accompaniment prove perfectly appropriate for a suite of songs that demands to be heard in stillness, and rewards such careful attention.

Comments

Recent Music Posts More

More News

The Red Headed Stranger is quite the expert in Gong Kwon Yu Sul.
Country Music Hall of Famer’s posthumous collection features Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Dierks Bentley and others.
Star-studded Make-A-Wish benefit included guests Scotty McCreery, Dustin Lynch, Rick Springfield and NFL star Eric Decker, among others.
Follow-up in the works for Kenny’s album “Life on a Rock”
Inside his trailer—a folding chair, a banana, a small rack of T-shirts and a “boombox” and his iPhone inside a red Solo cup.
“I need to choose a title, and a single, and take new photos, and design the album art,” he says.