Chuck Ragan’s fourth proper studio album Till Midnight is a heartfelt journey of passion from
greatest living storyteller. Ragan’s
journey to master troubadour started in the Florida
punk scene over 20 years ago as one of the voices behind the seminal band Hot
Water Music. In the mid 2000s the band
went on hiatus and Ragan refocused his music in a roots direction, creating
simple songs on his acoustic guitar. The
stripped down approach brought a renewed passion to Ragan’s songwriting,
allowing new avenues to open up to his gravelly voice. Till
Midnight is a record that brings the love song to the forefront, making
nearly the entire record an ode to the heart.
Ragan’s unique perspective and take on this well trodden territory is as
refreshing as it is honest and earnest.
Where his previous album Covering
Ground was conceived to mirror Ragan’s live sound (especially as seen on
the Revival Tour), Till Midnight
brings a full band to the table and the extra instrumentation helps carry these
songs to a full and vibrant life mixing elements of country, folk, and roots
rock. The bottom line is this: Chuck
Ragan is a freaking genius and everything he touches is solid gold and Till Midnight is no different.