Case Hardin – Colours Simple  (2015)

case hardinIf Jason Isbell had written Colours Simple it would be top of the charts by now; Pete Gow‘s thoughtful, crafty songs are that good.

Alas Gow is in a semi-pro ‘Americana’ bar band in London, a UK anomaly – roadside bars? In England? – with four DIY albums in eight years, gigs here and there, and day jobs.

Now on a (small) label, armed with character sketches as good as the next guy’s, well seasoned and with plenty of good musical ideas, it’s fair to ask – are we playing for keeps, or playing for tips?