Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Album Review: Tilting

Title:  Tilting (Amazon, iTunes)
Artist:  Johnny Hickman (Official, YouTube, Last.fm, AllMusic, Wikipedia)

Cracker has almost always been known as David Lowrey's band.  The reality though is that Cracker was/is as much a product of Johnny Hickman as it is Lowery.  On the band's first two records, Hickman provided vocals on the songs “Another Song About the Rain” “Lonesome Johnny Blues” and it is my belief that much of the country twang of Cracker's music was the product of Hickman's excellent guitar playing and writing. 

Tilting is Hickman's sophomore solo record and it is 12 songs of alt country goodness.  From start to finish Tilting is an honest and earnest record that is sure to be one of 2012's sleepers. 

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