Keeping It Real
This week our reviewers have taken a look at some releases that ring with authenticity. There’s Sara Watkins, shedding any remaining kid sister image with an album that’s all grown up and equal parts rock and reflection. Tommy Womack nails the art of a straightforward title with the song “I Almost Died” on Namaste. And Luke Bell garners praise for sounds that draw inspiration from country music’s forefathers without a whiff of imitation. We always welcome your real thoughts, too, so feel free to comment on the reviews you read here or post your own.