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Turn up, plug in, crack open a cold one and kick back,
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This review is from: Grownass Man (Audio CD)
You just don't know where Eau Claire's renaissance man Justin Vernon is going to show up next. He's a bit of a rock'n'roll Zelig, this one.
Here he is doing what countless guys and their buddies have been doing for the past 50 or so years: hanging out, drinking beer and banging out some blues-inflected, swampy, laidback rock. This stuff isn't rocket science; it's not ethereal or cerebral, it is visceral, rough and ready and it swings and sways like a Saturday night at a southern bar.
There are echoes of early Black Keys, AM-era Wilco, Jack Logan, Reigning Sound and even, in some of Vernon's guitar playing, Tres Hombres-era ZZ Top and the influence of hours spent listening to all the usual suspects (Dylan & the Band, early-70s Stones, Young, Allmans etc).
It's a lot of fun, it's down and dirty, it reeks of the Mississippi, and you should own this.
These really are grownass men.