Seth Walker

Time Can Change

Texas Platters

Seth Walker

Time Can Change

Leap of Faith, Seth Walker's previous release in 2009, was an unexpected success. A savvy mix of country, blues, and folk, it drew recognition from critics and audiences nationwide. The follow-up retains the locally woodshedded guitarist's soulful groove, yet takes a more intimate approach. While Walker's become known as a contemporary bluesman, it's a stretch to call anything on Time Can Change blues. The genre's influence is certainly present, but Walker's attempts at a croon fall somewhere between Harry Connick Jr. and Michael Franks: smooth, and at times weary, but almost always pleasing. That lends an appropriate late-night tropical breeze to Time Can Change, from the chill opener "Love Is Through With Me" and reggae-fied "Wait a Minute" to the finger-snapping gospel of "More Days Like This." Stripped down and nearly informal, Time Can Change presents Seth Walker as an artist both brave and decidedly comfortable in his own skin.


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