Junky Star CD Review
Listen Up: Ryan Bingham's 'Junky Star' hits a dark vein
By Jerry Shriver
The young alt-country singer with ancient raspy voice teams
with T Bone Burnett for a tough, dark collection of Americana.
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses ,Junky Star
*** 1/2 (out of four) HYPOCRITES, TAKE HEED
The most authentic-sounding troubadour in ages could have gone
Hollywood (or Nashville) after winning an Oscar this year for
co-writing (with T Bone Burnett) the rather tame Crazy Heart
theme song, The Weary Kind. Instead, he and producer Burnett
saddled up the frisky Dead Horses and headed right back into
the desolate, depressed and directionless landscape that he
mined for 2009's outstanding Roadhouse Sun. The result is
another strong collection of tough, dark Americana ballads.
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