Some Say Leland
Reviewed by Austin Powell, Fri., May 22, 2009
Some Say LelandFifty Miles Into the Main
Steeped in the lore of Smithsonian Folkways, the hand-numbered sophomore album from local neo-traditionalists Some Say Leland captures a rare combination of devils and dust, offsetting haunting Americana ("No More Cars") with rustic field recordings and Dixieland instrumentals. Leader Dan Grissom is an impressive vocalist and songwriter that, in more engaging tunes "Apples and Pears" and "The Hunchback," recalls Bowl of Fire-era Andrew Bird.