There is a wonderful echo of the classic singer-songwriter era which emanates from Lucky*, the new album from Colin Roy Monette, that and a slice of campfire country vibes for good measure. Presented in a fairly unadorned fashion, mainly just guitar and voice with the occasional beat or sonic embellishment, there is a lot to like here.

Go To California is reminiscent of James Taylor, once he’d managed to cheer up a bit, Foolish Man is an earthy, honest slice of retro, country-infused, rock and roll and Caffeine City is built from lush chords and shimmering guitars.

If you like your albums straight to the point, sonically speaking, and of the less is more variety, then Lucky* will tick a lot of boxes for you, not to mention the fact that it is full of great songs.

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