Gentle Alt-Country for Morning Coffee
Charles David Sharp, who actually hails from Alabama (not Texas), is a natural. HIs trustworthy voice carries his song, smoky and masculine without feeling aggressive, reminding me of some of the greats of Alt Country-- Wilco's Jay Tweedy, or honestly even a little Willie Nelson. This is exactly the kind of a song I want to put on when I'm in a certain kind of mood, and need something light, pretty, and nonabrasive to pick my spirits up. The lyrics are simple and clean, like a Japanese haiku, perfect in their Americana minimalism. The harmonica lends a nice addition to the light guitar and drums. This song isn't edgy by any means, but its universally wide appeal makes it wonderful in my book.