A Little More Livin' by Trent Willmon 

A Little More Livin'

Trent Willmon

(Columbia)

Trent Willmon's rollicking sophomore album is likely the only country record you'll hear this year that references S&M (in "Surprise"). That subversive jolt isn't done in the name of shock but because it's one more telling detail in service to Willmon's well-observed domestic tales and celebrations of life -- nearly all of them songs you'll be happy to have in your life. The most dramatic is "Louisiana Rain," a long, blues-guitar-soaked ballad that lets Willmon show off his voice. The fiddle-propelled "So Am I," which speaks knowingly of the joys of being poor and in love, is perhaps the happiest three minutes-plus on a country record this year. Too bad "A Night in the Ground" is too literal and just plain creepy to be rousing. But it's only one clunker in a nice collection of winners. ("Good One Comin' On," "So Am I," "Surprise") -- WT

Grade: A-

Speaking of Album, review

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Blogs

Music Blog

Listen Up: Nathan McHenry

News Blog

Rate Changes to Come for Metered Parking Downtown

Intermission Impossible

The Winners for the 2017 High School Musical Theatre Awards

Hungry Memphis

Ghost River's Grindhouse Headed to a Can Near You

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

The Lovers

Music Blog

The Restoration of John Gary Williams

News Blog

MLGW and UPS Receive Sustainability Award

Hungry Memphis

Shipt Launching June 1st

ADVERTISEMENT

More by Werner Trieschmann

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2017

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation