Josh Allen

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Texas Platters

Josh Allen

Orpheus

Going solo from his hellbent outfit the Whiskey Brothers, local songwriter Josh Allen's debut LP weaves an impressive set through his weary drawl, recalling late-era Townes Van Zandt in sound and spirit. The mythic recasting of the title track and poignant ache of "You and Me" utilize Allen's rugged vocals best, lifted by "Morning on a City Street" and acoustic blues of original "The Ties That Bind."

***.5

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