CHRIS LANDRY AND THE SEASICK MOMMAS - Two Ninety Three

CHRIS LANDRY AND THE SEASICK MOMMAS - Two Ninety Three
RELEASE DATE:
November 28, 2019
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Chris Landry and the Seasick Mommas make the kind of roots music that could be described as, well, rootless. Yes, their sound has a lot of familiar elements—haunting melodies, unflinchingly honest lyrics, raw vocals, shimmering pedal steel—but above all it is the deeply personal stories Landry tells that set him apart from other singer/songwriters. Two ninety three is the new offering from the Ottawa-based group, the follow-up to their 2017 debut, One fifty five. Why the numbered titles? These are the addresses where Landry was residing when he wrote the records. Like two of his formative idols, Willie Nelson and Neil Young—the band name Seasick Mommas is borrowed from Neil’s “For The Turnstiles”—Landry strives for simplicity and directness while simultaneously turning the tables on tradition as artists such as Sturgill Simpson and Daniel Romano have done so brilliantly in recent years.

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