Stuart Warburton English folksinger is performing select Texas dates to promote his latest release, Telemark. The album is a fine effort in the classic British folk tradition.
As a songwriter, Warburton keeps the listener’s attention (his use of themes and phrases used in the past don’t harm either) with his pleasing melodies that are littered with hooks as in ‘This Time’ where he makes reference to Jimmie Dale Gilmore’s song ‘Dallas’ (from a DC9) and on ‘The Legacy Of You’ that makes reference to Merle Haggard and how his bottle (‘The Bottle Let Me Down’) has let him down a hundred times. Plus there is his wonderful and most tasteful ‘Say It Like You Mean It (A homage To Dan Penn), on draped in organ and a shuffling beat and clever lyrics it brings to life an era the likes of Bobby Bland, James and Bobby Purity, Solomon Burke and James Carr came and had the good fortune to have Penn, Spooner Oldham and co create the Muscle Shoals,(Alabama) sound. The likes of which it is unlikely we will see again. His song ‘Three Chords And The Truth’ is a good, bright and breezy affair that speaks of being on the road and how he fronted The Rhythmaires for two decades up till 2005 and isn’t to be confused with a song of the same title penned and recorded by Sara Evans. http://